Ministerial Housing Allowance Update
A federal judge has ruled the ministerial housing allowance unconstitutional. How should ministers and churches respond?
On October 6, 2017, a federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, ruled that the ministerial housing allowance violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. At the moment, the ruling only applies to ministers in the states of Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois. However, this case could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In this AG Financial Solutions video, Richard R. Hammar explains the background of the case and outlines what churches and ministers need to be doing in response to the ruling. Hammar is a nationally recognized expert of church tax and law issues, as well as legal counsel to The General Council of the Assemblies of God.
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