How do you treat approved housing allowance but the church did not have enough money to pay out?

by Denise Morgan
(New York)

If housing allowance was approved by a church for a certain amount but later on the church does not have enouugh to pay that amount, how do you treat the unpaid amount of housing allowance?

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Aug 05, 2012
Unpaid Housing Allowance
by: Vickey

You would only report the amount actually received by the minister as a housing allowance on their W-2 or Housing Allowance statement.

You may consider amending the housing allowance resolution to include a designation of up to 100% of all of the minister's compensation (including wages and love offerings) be used as a housing allowance. Make sure and put a cap amount such as up to $30,000, etc.

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