Question by Wanda R: Can clergy write off the same expenses for a housing allowance and a separate home based business?
My husband is a minister and receives a housing allowance. He does all of his clergy business activities from his home office. But he also has a different home-based business where he conducts the business from the same home office. Can he deduct the expenses such as mortgage interest, utilities, etc. from the housing allowance and also deduct those same expenses for his home based business?
Answer by Judy
You can never deduct the same expenses twice.
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