Friday, 14 November 2014 13:54

Court upholds clergy housing allowance

A federal appeals court in Chicago struck down a challenge to a tax benefit for “ministers of the gospel,” finding that the atheist couple behind it has no legal standing to sue.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:08

Court hears challenge to clergy housing allowance

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case about whether an IRS provision that allows churches to provide their ministers with a tax-free housing allowance instead of providing a parsonage violates the Constitution.

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While the government cannot subsidize religion, nothing prohibits the state from choosing to leave the church alone, claims a brief backed by faith groups.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 14 April 2014 14:11

Diverse groups defend clergy tax break

Recent friend-of-the-court briefs dispute a judge’s ruling that the IRS ministerial housing allowance violates the separation of church and state.

Published in Politics

Government attorneys will appeal a ruling striking down a widely used tax benefit extended to clergy.

Published in Politics
Monday, 25 November 2013 13:19

Court strikes down clergy tax break

The ruling, which does not take effect until all appeals are final, would remove what GuideStone calls “the most important tax benefit available to ministers.”

Published in Politics