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Facing a Future Without the Clergy Housing Allowance
Facing a Future Without the Clergy Housing Allowance
Ways churches can prepare should this tax benefit ever go away.

The latest constitutional challenge to the clergy housing allowance brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) cleared its first significant legal hurdle in October, when a federal district court judge ruled the valuable longtime tax benefit for ministers to be an unconstitutional preference for religion. The parsonage allowance pertaining to church-owned housing remains unaffected.

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