Deductions for associate pastors
(Hattiesburg, MS, USA)
Can an associate pastor who meets all of the 5 requirements to be considered as clergy, but who does not receive a salary be considered as eligible to take deductions that a paid clergy member can take?
For example, a volunteer youth pastor who conducts all aspects of youth ministry during weekly youth worship services(meets all five criteria for being considered clergy) paralleling the ministerial duties that are performed by the paid senior pastor for the adult church worship services.
Would this youth pastor be able to claim the Housing allowance, or mileage items as deductions?