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Minister'S Housing Allowances

Generally not. A housing allowance paid to you as part of your salary is not income if you use it in the year received to provide a home or to pay utilities for a home that you are provided. The excluded amount must be considered reasonable compensation. Other criteria and provisions may apply. Speak to your local CPA for more details.

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