Tax Exempt Status for Ministers Deemed Unconstitutional

courtLast week a federal court in Wisconsin issued a ruling that declared the law that allows ministers to receive a tax-exempt housing allowance to be unconstitutional.  It is important to note that this ruling will not go into effect unless the decision is upheld during the appeals process, which could take several months.  The Office of General Counsel prepared a press release with more information about the ruling, which is available by clicking here. We encourage you to read it.  The Office of General Counsel will continue to monitor the case and advise as appropriate.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.