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Have there been any changes in the law or regulations relating to the deduction of a minister's real estate taxes and mortgage interest on Schedule A and excluding the same dollars from income tax under the housing allowance provision?

No. While the generosity of these provisions is occasionally criticized by pundits, there has been no change in the law or regulations on these issues.

Dan Busby is a certified public accountant, president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and the author of the Zondervan Clergy Tax & Financial Guide.