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Clergy Housing Allowance Update

The clergy housing allowance constitutes the single-most valuable tax benefit to ministers in the United States. But its constitutionality was called into question in 2017, when a federal district judge deemed the benefit to be an unconstitutional preference for religion.

The decision was appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Seventh Circuit has just issued its decision. Join attorney and CPA Richard Hammar as he explains this important development—what it means for churches and ministers and what’s likely to happen next in the legal process.

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Posted: March 22, 2019

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