House Parents Tax Advantages

Here are some references that are helpful in regard to taxes paid by houseparents.Lodging and food is not taxable because it is "at the convenience of the employer."   

lodging

http://www.universitytax.com/iom_9708.htm

http://envirotext.eh.doe.gov/data/uscode/26/119.html

meals 

http://www.plymouth.edu/psc/control/cntrl2.htm

http://envirotext.eh.doe.gov/data/uscode/26/119.html

in regard to the earned income credit      

http://www.yourpersonalcpa.com/faq/earned_income_tax_credit.htm