Can ministers deduct mortgage interest and real estate taxes on their homes if they have a housing allowance?

Yes. Ministers who itemize deductions and have a housing allowance may deduct mortgage interest and real estate taxes. Sometimes this is mistakenly called a "double deduction." But a housing allowance is an exclusion from income, and mortgage interest and real estate taxes are both deductions.

For more information, visit GuideStone.org/TaxGuide 

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