Clergy Housing

UPDATES ON CLERGY HOUSING AND IRS TAX EXCLUSIONS

For now, it looks like final court rulings have not been handed down and appeals will follow any rulings.

The Church Alliance, which includes the denomination’s Wespath Benefits and Investments, is among the groups advocating for clergy to keep the exemption. Barbara Boigegrain, the top executive of Wespath: “The Church Alliance believes that this tax exemption for clergy housing allowances is a constitutionally permitted accommodation when reviewing in context with the parsonage exclusion for in-kind housing provided to clergy, and in light of code provisions that exclude employer-provided housing from employees’ incomes in secular circumstances,”

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