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Judge Strikes Down Clergy Housing Allowance

MMBB Financial Services is aware of the most recent housing allowance ruling. The decision by the Federal Court judge was made in the Western District of Wisconsin. This decision will likely be appealed to the 7th Circuit which could reverse the decision. If the 7th Circuit lets the ruling stand, then it could become precedent for courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. An unfavorable action by the 7th Circuit would most likely be appealed in a higher court. Please see the link below for additional updated information.

This is a matter that will be watched closely by the Church Benefits Association and the Church Alliance Steering Committee.

Read article Judge strikes down law that gives clergy members tax-free housing allowances from Wisconsin State Journal dated November 23, 2013.