Can housing allowance be retroactive

by Kerry Lynn
(Potterville, MI)

My husband was an interim lead pastor 2013-2014.
We really did not think of housing allowance as this was the first time he was an Interim Pastor.
Can the church go back retroactively and include housing allowance?
~Kerry Lynn

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Retroactive Housing Allowance
by: Anonymous

If the Board approves the pastor's compensation package, including the housing allowance at meeting in February, even though the budget is a fiscal calendar, can the housing allowance be retroactive to the beginning of the year. The pastor has already been serving in the capacity and currently has a housing allowance, but the new compensation package increased the housing allowance.

housing allowance
by: Anonymous

I agree with the other no - in fact it should be approved by the board of directors before the beginning of the fiscal year - or at least before you start counting it as a housing allowance. It's unfortunate that no one at that church thought to tell you about this.

Retroactive housing allowance?
by: Lewis in NC

Sorry, No!

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