Can you take a housing allowance if you own your home free and clear?

If a pastor owns their home free and clear (no mortgage), is the housing allowance then limited to only the actual expenses - insurance, taxes, utilities, upkeep?

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Apr 11, 2021
Housing Exclusion
by: Vickey

When it comes to taking the housing exclusion ...you are mostly limited to the items you mentioned.

There may be a few additional items such as furniture, appliances, dishes and cookware, and decorating items including rugs, pictures, curtains, bedspreads, sheets, towels, etc., but without a mortgage or rent ...the excludable amount would be greatly reduced.

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