Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling

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Friday, September 16, 2016

In November 2013, a federal district judge in Wisconsin held that Internal Revenue Code Section 107(2) the clergy housing allowance) was unconstitutional.  The government appealed the case to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, who today (November 13, 2014) vacated the lower court’s decision, and remanded the case “with instructions to dismiss the complaint for want of jurisdiction.” 

In short, the Seventh Circuit held that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the case. Click here to read the ruling. 

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