Pastor only receives a housing allowance; does he get a W2?

Our Pastor does not receive any salary; only a housing allowance. Do I need to send a W2 with box 14 filled out only or what is the best way to handle it? We have no other employees so don’t even have payroll software.

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Jan 23, 2018
Only Housing allowance question
by: Anonymous

same question

Jan 25, 2018
Same question
by: Anonymous

Same question

Jan 26, 2018
Thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks! I didn’t see those before. I will write a letter.

Feb 12, 2018
Same question
by: Anonymous

Is there an answer to this question?

Feb 12, 2018
Answer
by: Anonymous

Yes, since the IRS doesn’t look at box 14 and it is for informational purposes only, I simply drafted a letter following this post: https://www.freechurchaccounting.com/how-do-i-write-a-housing-allowance-letter-for-tax-purpose.html and gave it to the pastor so they can report that income when they file their taxes.

Mar 17, 2019
w2 for housing allowance only?
by: Anonymous

I want the w2 for all my employees even ministers with only housing allowance. My software system can't generate payroll unless there is salary so I enter in $1 for salary each pay period in order to generate the housing payment. I can then do an adjustment at the end of the year for the minister to put it all into housing. Even if I didn't take that last step, the minister can put the entire amount into housing on his taxes as that is what was approved.

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