Opt out of Social Security - Housing Allowance

by Nicholas
(San Francisco)

Clergy opts of of Social Security, so that does that make the housing allowance not subject to SE tax and ordinary tax?

Came across my first clergy client that has opted out.

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Aug 31, 2019
If Have IRS Approval, a Housing Allowance can be Completely Nontaxable
by: Vickey

If the IRS approved his filed 4361, his housing allowance is NOT subject to SE tax and completely nontaxable.

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