Ministers' Housing Allowance

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The recent ruling by U. S. District Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin reverberated through churches around the country. When Judge Crabb ruled unconstitutional a provision in the U. S. tax code that allows ministers to declare some or all of their ministerial income as a housing allowance, I heard from pastors all over the country asking “What does this mean?”
I wrote a post the week after the ruling and this week’s podcast episode covers that post as well as some additional material. I would encourage you to share this episode with your pastors and with those who set personnel policies at your church. Times and laws are changing and churches need to be informed about these financial issues as we move forward.

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