Wages box is empty, all earnings housing allowance-bi-vocational pastor

by Chris

My W2 has all my earnings listed as housing allowance and ZERO wages, what value should I put in the wages box?

vickey’s reply

If your church has designated all your earnings as a housing allowance, you would not put anything in the wages box. Your “approved and paid” housing allowance should be recorded in box 14 and the rest of the boxes would be blank.

You will report this amount on a Schedule SE with your personal tax return.

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