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  •  Well color me confused. (3+ / 0-)
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    Naniboujou, tofumagoo, Catte Nappe

    I already pay taxes on the "fair rental value" of the parsonage. The 12,000 per year is taxed and is included in one of those little boxes down and to the right on my W2.

    Was I not supposed to?

    Obviously, I'm not using an accountant. With no mortgage deduction and a 15% rate, I usually have a significant tax bite. We take the standard deduction because itemization doesn't get us there.

    All this gives me a headache.

    If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.-Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s

    by left rev on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 07:23:34 PM PST

    •  that could just be informational reporting, (1+ / 0-)
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      left rev

      left rev.  it may not be included in income even if its disclosed on the face of the w2. talk to your comptroller or director of finance or whatever.

      •  Thanks, johnny (4+ / 0-)

        but we have no comptroller or director of finance. We have a treasurer who tries to keep the church's checkbook balanced.

        We do have some folks at the Conference level who know something about it. You have to make appointments with them 18 months in advance. There are so few of them and so many clueless small church pastors.

        This is not my skill set. Turbo Tax asks me to fill out the blanks and I fill out the blanks :)

        If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.-Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s

        by left rev on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 07:36:19 PM PST

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