Housing Allowance Letters

Housing Allowance Letters

RCA Ministers of Word and sacrament getting distributions will benefit from the housing exclusion.

The Board of Benefits Services of the Reformed Church in America annually at its fall meeting acts to declare that "up to 100% of income from the RCA Retirement Plan and the RCA 403(b) Retirement Program" for the next year may be eligible as housing allowance in accord with Section 107(1) of the federal tax code. It is the responsibility of each individual tax filer to determine what portion of his/her RCA retirement compensation can be claimed upon tax filing. Below you will find the annual housing allowance letters for the last several years as well as a housing allowance letter for retirement plan income in the current tax year. You may download and print the appropriate letter for your tax advisor or to submit with your tax filing.

The staff members of the Board of Benefits Services are not authorized to provide tax advice to plan participants. If you have questions about your taxes or how much to claim for housing allowance please consult a tax advisor or the Internal Revenue Service. 

Download the housing allowance letter from the year in which you need it: