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Clergy and Called Worker Services

 

Minister’s Section

 

Housing Provided

Oftentimes a religious organization or church will provide a home for their minister and the cost or value of the home is not considered taxable for income tax purposes, even though it is provided as part of the minister’s compensation. Furthermore, if a church does not provide a home or parsonage, the minister can deduct the fair rental value from his taxable income, as long as the value does not exceed the reasonable pay for the minister’s responsibilities.

Housing Allowance

If the church does provide the minister with a housing allowance as part of his compensation, it is not taxable for income tax purposes. However, the amount of the housing allowance must be specified prior to its being paid.

Health Insurance

Ministers may also take deduction for health insurance. As with any self-employed individual, ministers can deduct 100 percent of their health insurance premiums. However, this is only available if the minister is not eligible to participate in a group insurance plan.

Other Minister Tax Considerations

Then Jesus said to them “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

 

Tax Tips for Clergy and Other Called Workers

 

Tax Payment Methods: Federal, State, and Social Security

 

Housing Allowance

 

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