How to Report Housing allowance

by Frantz Lamour
(West Palm Beach, Fl)

Our Pastor's salary is 30,000 for the year; the church has designated 18000 for housing allowance.

Should we subtract 18000 from 30000 and report 12000 for wages on box 1 of w2 form? or should we report 30000, but put 18000 in box 14 of w 2?

Thank you for your help?


Frantz

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Feb 29, 2012
reporting housing allowance
by: Vickey

It would depend on how your church designated and recorded your pastor's compensation package.

Did they record the pastor's salary as 30,000 and then designate an additional 18,000 for their housing allowance? Or did they designate the $30,000 to be divided as you mentioned?

This information should be written somewhere...in the minutes maybe?

If he received $48,000 then $30,000 (regular salary) will be recorded in box 1 and $18,000 (housing allowance) will be recorded in box 14. IF he received $30,000 then $12, 000 (regular salary) will be recorded in box 1 and $18,000 (housing allowance) will be recorded in box 14.

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