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No way, sorry. The contribution of your time is not deductible. See the Form 1040 Instructions, Page A-4, column 3.

If you think about it for a while, even if you could justify the subterfuge that has been suggested to you, and I am not saying you could, that would cost you extra taxes, wouldn't it? As it stands you are not out of pocket, and you have done a good thing for your church. The other way, you would have to pay 15.3% in FICA taxes to Uncle Sammy.
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