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I am clergy. Do you have any liturature or instructions available to help me set up Turbo Tax and Quicken Home and Business for my occupation?

 
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I am clergy. Do you have any liturature or instructions available to help me set up Turbo Tax and Quicken Home and Business for my occupation?

Most clergy are common law employees (if they answer to the congregation, a board, or a denomination) and will receive a W-2, although with some differences from other employees. Clergy who are truly independent may receive a 1099-mISC and be self employed.  Clergy who are common law employees may still need a schedule C if they have side income such as from weddings, funerals, and other honoraria.

The general rules for deducting job related expenses are the same as for employees or other self-employed workers, depending on which you are.  Same with paying estimated taxes.  The IRS has a help center here. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed


Clergy who have a tax-free housing allowance or a church-provided parsonage can't fully deduct job expenses due to the Deason rule.  You can read more about that in the links below.

http://www.ecfa.org/PDF/2016-Preparing-Tax-Returns-For-Clergy.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/uac/about-publication-517

Turbotax has several FAQs for clergy, start with the one linked below and then use the "related links" to navigate around and find others.


Clergy FAQS https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5412422

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