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Ask A CPA - Rental Expenses

As A Rabbi , Is The Rental Allowance I Receive Taxable To Me ?

The rental allowance is tax free if the entire amount is used to pay rent and utilities. The synagogue must officially designate the rabbi's compensation as rental allowance for it to be considered tax free. Retired rabbis also qualify if the allowance is furnished in recognition of past services.

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