Wisconsin 2011: Married Couple Credit for Clergy
Taxpayers, who are clergy members, may exclude certain employer-paid housing expenses (housing allowance) from their taxable income. These amounts are not considered earned income when calculating various Wisconsin tax credits.
Certain customers, who received a clergy housing allowance and had a Wisconsin Married Couple Credit, may have filed an incorrect state tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed your 2011 Wisconsin tax return before February 9, 2012 AND
- You were a clergy member with a federal Form W-2 that had a housing allowance amount in Box 14 AND
- In your TurboTax interview, you indicated that you needed to pay self-employment tax on this housing allowance
If you are affected, your tax return may have an incorrect Wisconsin Married Couple Credit. If so, you may have underpaid your Wisconsin tax and need to amend your state tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the Wisconsin 2011: Married Clergy.