Housing expenses in two states

by Bill
(New York)

I serve churches in two states (NC and NY) and have housing expenses in each, about 6 months in both states. How should the housing allowance be set up to accommodate this? My permanent residence is in NC, but we have to rent a small apt in NY while there.

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Apr 01, 2017
Two houses and two churches
by: Bill OConnell

The details and the numbers could influence this answer, but knowing only what is in your question...

A pastor is allowed to figure housing allowance based upon one permanent house.

I recommend that the arrangement with the NY church be restructured so that the costs of the apartment is a reimbursable expense. This keeps that cash flow out of your taxable compensation all together.

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