Allowance added to wages on w-2

My allowance was include in my wages on my w-2 how can I fix this because now the IRS says I owe them more money. I have an agreement with the church I was getting a monthly allowance on my payroll check.

vickey's reply

Without knowing what type of allowance you are receiving I could not advise you what to do.

If it was a qualified housing allowance, your W-2 should be corrected. Housing allowance payments go in box 14 on a W-2. They are not included in box 1 on your W-2; however, there are other allowances that are included in box 1 such as a car allowance or Social Security allowance.

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