housing allowance designated in my wife's name

Can my housing allowance be paid to my wife since she works with me and lives in our home too?

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Nov 30, 2017
Housing Allowance for Ministers
by: Vickey

The housing allowance exclusion is a tax benefit for qualifying ministers in which part or all of their "ministerial income" can be designated as a housing allowance.

To qualify for that exclusion you have to be classified a minister (clergy) for tax purposes. There is five separate tests that an individual should satisfy. See them on this page:

https://www.freechurchaccounting.com/clergytax.html

Or go to Topics (navigation links at top of page) ---> Minister Taxes ---> and scroll down to "Clergy (Minister) Taxes".

I don't believe your wife would qualify under those conditions.

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