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Can I deduct anything from holding meetings in my home?

We pastor a church and we hold multiple meetings in our home. Is there a deduction for that?
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Opus 17
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Can I deduct anything from holding meetings in my home?

Your church should be designating part of your salary as a tax-free housing allowance.  Read more here. http://www.ecfa.org/PDF/2017-Ministers'-Taxes-Made-Easy.pdf

Other than that, the only thing you can do is consider your out of pocket costs (coffee, food) as donations to the church.  Donations of partial use of property are never deductible.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

Can I deduct anything from holding meetings in my home?

Your church should be designating part of your salary as a tax-free housing allowance.  Read more here. http://www.ecfa.org/PDF/2017-Ministers'-Taxes-Made-Easy.pdf

Other than that, the only thing you can do is consider your out of pocket costs (coffee, food) as donations to the church.  Donations of partial use of property are never deductible.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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