Gas allowance for ministers
by new pastor
I travel to and from church for church related services 3 times a week. I also travel on non-services days for ministerial duties. Each round trip is 3 hours. I don't get paid a salary nor do I get a housing or parsonage allowance. The only thing I get is $600 gas money / allowance. How would I report this? Am I able to claim miles, tolls fees, car maintenance (oil changes) and mechanical services? How about food for me and my family going or coming back from church?
Does my non clergy part-time job and my wife's full time job at our home town effect in a negative way what I'm as to claim as a pastor?