Housing Allowance and Mortgage Interest

If a Minister has a housing allowance and deducts expenses for the house he owns, like mortgage interest, taxes, utilities against it; Can the mortgage interest be deducted on Schedule A also?
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by: Anonymous

learnt new thing from your post.

Mortgage Interest and HA. . .
by: Lewis in NC

Yes, the US and, most if not all, state governments allow mortgage interest to be an itemized deduction on Sch. A of 1040 and additionally mortgage interest can be added into the housing allowance that is approved by the church council. The housing allowance is an exclusion from taxable income--the government does allow a "double-dip" here for qualifying clergy. The housing allowance is added back to other income before figuring (SE taxes) social security taxes on the Self-employment tax form.

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