Gas Allowance Reportable on the W-2 form?

by Clifford Johnson

Should an "opted-out" pastor's gas allowance be placed on the W-2 form?

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Dec 26, 2012
Gas allowance
by: Anonymous

It depends on how you pay it, check out IRS pub 15B and also


Feb 07, 2013
Taxable Income
by: Vickey

If you are just issuing him a check for a gas allowance and it is not through a properly set up accountable reimbursement plan, then would be included in box 1 of his W-2. He won’t owe any SS tax because of his opting out, but he will owe income tax on it.

Feb 17, 2014
by: Sandi

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