The IRS Puts the Squeeze on Clergy Housing

A federal judge has ruled that an Internal Revenue Service provision that exempts clergy from including their rental allowance in their reported gross income is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Friday that IRS 26 U.S. Code ยง 107(2) violated the First Amendment.

Judge Crabb referenced a 2013 decision of hers against the IRS provision, saying that it "violates the establishment clause because it does not have a secular purpose or effect."

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