Can I use my own labor as a housing allowance expense?

by Dave Rutledeg
(Lakeland, Florida)

Is it possible to claim a dollar amount per hour when repairing my home when adding up housing allowance expenses?

Septic Field Replaced
Windows Replaced
Deck Replaced

I declared $24,000 this past year as my housing allowance but because I did a great deal of the labor I only have $20,423k in receipts.

Thanks,
Dave

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Jan 27, 2016
using my own labor?
by: Lewis in NC

Approved housing allowances are through a church's governing council or committee--not just an amount you decide upon. Also, I cannot claim labor donated to my church as a volunteer, so I think you cannot claim your own labor toward a housing allowance expense. If you read a source to the contrary, please report back to this website.

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