First Time Daycare provider living in Parsonage

by Danielle
(Indiana)

My husband is an Associate Pastor and we are currently living in a parsonage. I have been providing daycare for a family. They have not withheld taxes on my pay so I am claiming it as self-employed. For half the year we received a housing allowance and now we are currently living in the church's parsonage. Am I still able to claim any home office deductions on my self-employed business(babysitting)?

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Mar 07, 2014
Daycare provider in parsonage
by: Lewis in NC

If the phone expense has been counted with the other housing allowance expenses for the entire year, then what home office expense would you have. Home office expenses are getting harder and harder to claim especially for qualifying ministers with housing allowances. However, you might want to contact a toll free IRS number for your specific situation. Hope this helps.

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