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We are a church that has a minister who is self employed. We provide him with both compensation and a housing allowance. He wishes to include the housing allowance only for social security purposes. 1- How do I report his total compensation and on what form?

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A minister's housing allowance is excludable from gross income for income tax purposes but not for self-employment tax purposes.

If the minister is self employed you would include housing allowance under Form 1099-MISC, Box 7 Nonemployee Compensation:

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The church treasurer could provide a written notice at year’s end to the minister indicating how much has been paid as designated cash housing allowance. This would be useful when the minister computes Social Security/Medicare. A copy of the notification should be maintained in the church’s file.

Housing allowance for employee's is generally reported in box 14 of the W-2 form.

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