...is no fun.
Clergy taxes are different from most other middle class folks.
Clergy don't pay taxes on any money they spend on housing. That means everything--utilities, insurance, property tax, lawn care, repairs, paper towels, laundry soap, toilet paper....on and on and on.
At one time the same rules applied to members of the armed forces and school teachers. It was taken from them.
So, who is more powerful? The Army, the education system or the Church?
One guess is all you need.
But it means going through more data that I'd like to to be able give the accountant an accurate number for all housing costs. Bought a new broom? I can deduct it and you can't.
It's not fair by any means.
But it is what it is. And I take advantage of it.
I'm sure you would if you could.
But it takes several days.
The hard part is over. All that is left is adding numbers.
So, the bad part is over.
Now comes the fun of keeping money the IRS might have gotten.
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