MADISON, Wisc. – A federal judge in Wisconsin has struck down a nearly 60-year-old law that allows pastors in the nation an exemption from paying taxes on their housing allowance.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had filed suit in August of last year, challenging the 1954 “parish exemption” granted by Congress.
- A federal judge’s significant decision: Clergy tax-free housing allowance is not constitutional (religionnews.com)
- Major FFRF Legal Victory Eliminates Tax-Free Housing for Pastors (patheos.com)