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Court of Appeals upholds ministers housing allowance

On November 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down a decision by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb that the minister’s’ tax-exempt housing allowance is unconstitutional. Crabb had ruled in 2013 that granting such a benefit to clergy that is not available ...

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Federal Court ruling re: Minister’s Housing Allowance

On Saturday, November 23 the Associated Press reported that a federal judge in Wisconsin has struck down the law that gives clergy a housing allowance that is excluded from income tax. An important element of this ruling is that the housing allowances of pastors remain unaffected, because the ...

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