A pastor here in my area was asking me if it is legal to\ndeduct his mortgage interest and property taxes twice. Here\nis an example of what I mean. His gross salary is 000,\nbut after his houseing allowance (which includes interest,\ntaxes, utilities, maintance, etc...) equal around 000. So\nwhen he gets his W-2 from his emplorer in the income box it\nstates 000 and nothing else in other box except box 14\nwhich states houseing allowance of 000. And then again he\ncan claim the mortgage int and property taxes on Schedule A.\nTo me this is double dipping. I have talke to some people\nthat work for the church and they told me that this is true\nand does it not only apply to clergy, it also applies to the\nmilitary (if they get a housing allowance). I personally\ncould not find anything about this double dipping on the IRS\nweb site and the publication for clergy. Just would like\nsome insight of where I could find something to state this.