W-2 box 1, housing allowance?

by Heather Bausch

I handle payroll for our church, our last CPA reduced box 1 of the W-2 by the housing allowance amount and listed it in box 14. I moved over to intuit online payroll and they did not reduce box 1 by the housing allowance amount. Which is right?

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Jan 08, 2015
Correcly Rpeorting Housing Allowance on W-2
by: Vickey

Your CPA is correct. The housing allowance is reported in Box 14...not is Box 1 of a W-2.

A lot of us use Intuit Payroll, so thank you for the heads up on a potential reporting error with that software.

Call their support to fix and correctly report compensation.

Jan 11, 2015
Intuit Payroll Housing Allowance
by: Anonymous

It may not be a glitch in the payroll system. It may be in the payroll setup. Check how housing allowance was set up.


Jan 21, 2015
W-2 Box1, Housing allowance
by: Anonymous - MN

I have been using Intuit Online Payroll and QBO Payroll for probably 5 years now and the Housing Allowance has always shown up in Bow 14 labeled as Housing Allowance.

You should check on how you have your Payroll Set up.

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