Rev. Rul. 63-156
A retired minister of the gospel is furnished rent-free use of a home pursuant to official action taken by the employing qualified organization in recognition of his past services which were the duties of a minister of the gospel in churches of his denomination. In addition, he is paid a rental allowance, within the meaning of section 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, for utilities, maintenance, repairs and other similar expenses directly related to providing a home.
Held , that the rental value of the home furnished to the retired minister as part of his compensation for past services is excludable from his gross income under section 107(1) of the Code. Also, the rental allowance paid to him as part of his compensation for past services is excludable under section 107(2) of the Code, to the extent used by him for expenses directly related to providing a home.