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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Clergy Housing Tax Exemption The Times Square Of Religion And Taxation

Braveheart1370473231In a suit brought by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Judge Barbara Crabb has once again declared IRC §107(2) unconstitutional. This specific section of the code allows ministers of the gospel to exclude rental allowances from their gross income. Recent coverage of the decision has overstated the scope of Crabb’s ruling and deserves rectification.

See Peter J. Reilly, Clergy Housing Tax Exemption The Times Square Of Religion And Taxation, Forbes, October 15, 2017.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.) for bringing this article to my attention.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2017/10/clergy-housing-tax-exemption-the-times-square-of-religion-and-taxation.html

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