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ptran0579
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I got Housing Allowance, it is income and treat under W-2 or 1099 MISC? Or I no need to enter under W-2 or 1099 MISC, because it's reimbursement?

 
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Coleen3
Intuit Alumni

I got Housing Allowance, it is income and treat under W-2 or 1099 MISC? Or I no need to enter under W-2 or 1099 MISC, because it's reimbursement?

You would never report income received as being report on Form W-2 unless it actually came on a W-2.

You don't state whether or not you are clergy. The excerpt below is from the IRS for non-clergy.

Lodging on Your Business Premises 

You can exclude the value of lodging you furnish to an employee from the employee's wages if it meets the following tests.

  • It is furnished on your business premises
  • It is furnished for your convenience. 
  • The employee must accept it as a condition of employment. 

Different tests may apply to lodging furnished by educational institutions. See section 119(d) of the Internal Revenue Code for details.

 If you allow your employee to choose to receive additional pay instead of lodging, then the lodging, if chosen, isn’t excluded. The exclusion also doesn't apply to cash allowances for lodging.

On your business premises. For this exclusion, your business premises is generally your employee's place of work. For example, if you're a household employer, then lodging furnished in your home to a household employee would be considered lodging furnished on your business premises. For special rules that apply to lodging furnished in a camp located in a foreign country, see section 119(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations. 

For your convenience. Whether or not you furnish lodging for your convenience as an employer depends on all the facts and circumstances. You furnish the lodging to your employee because they need to live on your business premises to be able to properly perform their duties. Examples include employees who must be available at all times and employees who couldn't perform their required duties without being furnished the lodging. It doesn't matter whether you must furnish the lodging as pay under the terms of an employment contract or a law fixing the terms of employment.

 Example of qualifying lodging. You employ Sam at a construction project at a remote job site in Alaska. Due to the inaccessibility of facilities for the employees who are working at the job site to obtain lodging and the prevailing weather conditions, you furnish lodging to your employees at the construction site in order to carry on the construction project. You require that your employees accept the lodging as a condition of their employment. You may exclude the lodging that you provide from Sam's wages. Additionally, since sufficient eating facilities aren’t available near your place of employment, you may also exclude meals you provide to Sam from his wages, as discussed under Meals on Your Business Premises, later in this section.

 Example of non-qualifying lodging. A hospital gives Joan, an employee of the hospital, the choice of living at the hospital free of charge or living elsewhere and receiving a cash allowance in addition to her regular salary. If Joan chooses to live at the hospital, the hospital can't exclude the value of the lodging from her wages because she isn't required to live at the hospital to properly perform the duties of her employment.

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ptran0579
New Member

I got Housing Allowance, it is income and treat under W-2 or 1099 MISC? Or I no need to enter under W-2 or 1099 MISC, because it's reimbursement?

I paid my rent apartment monthly, and I got housing allowance monthly from my company. Do i need to paid tax?
Coleen3
Intuit Alumni

I got Housing Allowance, it is income and treat under W-2 or 1099 MISC? Or I no need to enter under W-2 or 1099 MISC, because it's reimbursement?

You would never report income received as being report on Form W-2 unless it actually came on a W-2.

You don't state whether or not you are clergy. The excerpt below is from the IRS for non-clergy.

Lodging on Your Business Premises 

You can exclude the value of lodging you furnish to an employee from the employee's wages if it meets the following tests.

  • It is furnished on your business premises
  • It is furnished for your convenience. 
  • The employee must accept it as a condition of employment. 

Different tests may apply to lodging furnished by educational institutions. See section 119(d) of the Internal Revenue Code for details.

 If you allow your employee to choose to receive additional pay instead of lodging, then the lodging, if chosen, isn’t excluded. The exclusion also doesn't apply to cash allowances for lodging.

On your business premises. For this exclusion, your business premises is generally your employee's place of work. For example, if you're a household employer, then lodging furnished in your home to a household employee would be considered lodging furnished on your business premises. For special rules that apply to lodging furnished in a camp located in a foreign country, see section 119(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations. 

For your convenience. Whether or not you furnish lodging for your convenience as an employer depends on all the facts and circumstances. You furnish the lodging to your employee because they need to live on your business premises to be able to properly perform their duties. Examples include employees who must be available at all times and employees who couldn't perform their required duties without being furnished the lodging. It doesn't matter whether you must furnish the lodging as pay under the terms of an employment contract or a law fixing the terms of employment.

 Example of qualifying lodging. You employ Sam at a construction project at a remote job site in Alaska. Due to the inaccessibility of facilities for the employees who are working at the job site to obtain lodging and the prevailing weather conditions, you furnish lodging to your employees at the construction site in order to carry on the construction project. You require that your employees accept the lodging as a condition of their employment. You may exclude the lodging that you provide from Sam's wages. Additionally, since sufficient eating facilities aren’t available near your place of employment, you may also exclude meals you provide to Sam from his wages, as discussed under Meals on Your Business Premises, later in this section.

 Example of non-qualifying lodging. A hospital gives Joan, an employee of the hospital, the choice of living at the hospital free of charge or living elsewhere and receiving a cash allowance in addition to her regular salary. If Joan chooses to live at the hospital, the hospital can't exclude the value of the lodging from her wages because she isn't required to live at the hospital to properly perform the duties of her employment.

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