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Sample Housing Allowance for Pastors

Ready-to-use resolution language for church board to set a clergy housing allowance in 2021.

Last Reviewed: October 13, 2020
Sample Housing Allowance for Pastors

Church boards can use the language below to create a resolution for a pastor who owns or rents a home:

The following resolution was duly adopted by the board of directors of [Name of Church] at a regularly scheduled meeting held on [Day, Month, Year], a quorum being present:

Whereas, ministers who own or rent their home do not pay federal income taxes on the amount of their compensation that their employing church designates in advance as a housing allowance, to the extent that the allowance represents compensation for ministerial services, is used to pay housing expenses, and does not exceed the fair rental value of the home (furnished, plus utilities); and

Whereas, Pastor [First and Last Name] is compensated by [Name of Church] exclusively for services as a minister of the gospel; andWhereas, [Name of Church] does not provide Pastor [First and Last Name] with a parsonage; therefore, it is ...

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  • July 22, 2019
  • Last Reviewed: October 13, 2020

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