This Quarter’s Topics

We’re Moving!

Form 1095-A

IRS/State Notices

Housing Allowance



We’re Moving

We are moving to a new location! We are still in the process of looking for an appropriate space for us; until then we will continue to use the same address we have used for the past 32 years. Our phone number will also remain the same for the time being. As we complete our move in the months ahead we will contact you with our new address and contact information.

Form 1095-A

For those of you who obtain health insurance through a government website and qualify for a subsidy it is important that you provide us with a copy of your form 1095-A. You should receive this form from the marketplace. If you do not get one you will need contact the marketplace. We should not prepare your tax return without this. We have addressed numerous IRS notices this year because of filing returns without reporting the information from this form. It is very important that we be made aware that you received a subsidy for health insurance premiums and need a form 1095-A. We do not need Forms 1095-B and 1095-C (verification of health insurance).

IRS/State Notices

When you receive a notice from the IRS or state please do not accept changes without contacting us. Incorrect changes are made to tax returns frequently. Especially tax returns for clergy. We will most likely need to see a copy of the notice. You can email us at and ask for a secure link so that you can email a copy to us securely, or you can just mail us a copy. We do need the complete notice so be sure to include all the pages.

Housing Allowance

It appears that the legality of the clergy housing allowance is no longer threatened. The atheist group that claimed this benefit was unconstitutional has dropped their legal challenge and is not appealing to the Supreme Court

Sincerely in Christ,

James W. Rickard

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