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I need to include my rightful deduction for housing costs including the mortgage principal as a retired clergy. I already filed with Turbo Tax, but now I realize Turbo Tax doesn't seem to allow that. Why could I not get that clergy deductioin with Tyurbo Tax ?

Accountant's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Minnesota. I have always been able to get the deduction, because all my CLERGY PENSION is designated for housing costs,...but of course I can deduct only the amount that I can account for in housing costs.

Accountant's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Well, I completed the tax forms with Turbo Tax (for the first time ever, at

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 24 days ago

Retired clergy can exclude the housing as before. I am not familiar with TurboTax so I looked in their information for guidance about how to deal with that. I did find instructions (they were posted for 2016 but should still apply for the 2017 filing).

You use this link and apply the instructions found there

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3168030-my-pension-has-been-designated-as-tax-exempt-housing-allowance-how-do-i-enter-the-excess-over-actual-housing-costs

Then come back and let me know that you were able to complete that.

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 22 days ago

Hi, just checking back to see if the instructions worked for you

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