Finance agency responds to clergy housing ruling

December 05, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (UMNS) — A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled that an Internal Revenue Service exemption that allows clergy to shield their housing allowances from federal income taxes is unconstitutional. But the ruling is on hold until appeals are exhausted. The General Council on Finance and Administration, the United Methodist finance agency, is monitoring the case.
Read statement from the General Council on Finance and Administration
Read Religion News Service story about the case