Donating Rental Expense to my pastor

by Renee Webb
(Chicago, IL)

Can I provide housing to my pastor in a home I am still paying the mortgage on, but it is not my primary residence.

Would I first donate the payment to the church? How will I know that the donation was used for the Pastor's housing? Is it possible at all? Is it tax deductible?

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Aug 15, 2015
Donating house for pastor to live in
by: Lewis in NC

Allow the pastor to use the house to live in and expect a letter from the church acknowledging your noncash gift for your income tax filing purposes. Suggest to the church (prior to all this happening) for the church to approve a housing allowance for the pastor for the fair market rental value of your donated house along with any other projected housing expenses as foreseen by your pastor. A properly planned housing allowance would save on the pastor's income tax calculation at tax time.

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