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How to report Housing Allowance (only) on a W-3

If you report 100% of the pastoral donations as housing allowance, how would you fill out a w-3 form if the minister is the only employee with no other wages?

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Jan 28, 2020
Reporting For Housing allowance
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the above information. Does this mean that our organization is not required to submit the top, red, copy of our minister's W-2 to the IRS?

Mar 31, 2017
Housing Allowance on W3
by: Bill OConnell

I am going to answer the question about the pastor's compensation, since a pastors donations has nothing to do with a W3.

If a pastor's comp is entirely housing allowance the church has no reporting obligation to the Federal government. It's reporting obligation is to the pastor only. It must provide him with a letter telling him how much was paid as HA. he then uses that as the basis to prepare the SE tax on his form 1040.

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