Opus 17
Level 15

Deductions & credits

@over taxed citizen 

There are no additional tax breaks for clergy housing. Remember that housing allowance must be declared in advance and in writing by the church.  Suppose the church designated $1000 per month of your spouse‘s salary as a housing allowance effective July 1, 2021.  She would have a $6000 housing allowance for the year and could declare up to $6000 of qualified housing expenses against the housing allowance.  There are no additional tax breaks for housing expenses that were more than the designated housing allowance.


TurboTax can prepare a tax return for a member of the clergy with a housing allowance.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*