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Can a Minister deduct home office expenses and receive a housing allowance?
The answer to this question is no. A 1964 Tax Case (Deason v. Commissioner) stated that any deduction related to tax-exempt income cannot be claimed. Deducting income for clergy housing and then deducting again for a home office at that same location would amount to taking a double deduction, which... Read More
October 15th Extension Deadline
The deadline to file your extended 1040 return is approaching fast. Here are some things to keep in mind for last-minute filers: The extension to file is not an extension to pay. If you owe on your tax returns, you may have some penalties and interest if you waited until... Read More
What is the difference between Traditional and Roth retirement plans?
Let’s talk about how you actually put money into the retirement plan. In a traditional retirement plan, money is put into the plan PRE-TAX, before any taxes are deducted. This can reduce your taxable income for the year, but doesn’t mean that you actually avoid the tax on that income.... Read More
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