Housing Allowance and Wages / SE Tax

by Maria
(New Rochelle, NY )

On Turbo Tax there is an option to pay SE Tax on Wages alone, housing allowance alone or BOTH wages and housing allowance. Can you just pay SE Tax on wages and not the housing allowanc eand pay the SE Tax later on in the following year? Hope this question makes sense...

vickey's reply

Yes...your question makes sense and no...you can't. Sadly, the SE tax on your housing allowance and wages must be paid when you file your taxes for that year.

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Feb 24, 2017
by: Anonymous

I use turbo tax and when I entered amount to pay SE tax on income and housing allowance it said that I did not owe any. Is this correct?

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