Case: Gaylor (Freedom From Religion Foundation) v. Mnuchin

October 11, 2017—Wisconsin Federal District Court Rules Clergy Housing Allowance Unconstitutional

On Friday, October 6, a federal district court judge ruled that the exclusion from taxation of a minister’s cash housing allowance is unconstitutional. The exclusion allows a minister to exclude from taxable income a cash housing allowance designated and paid by his or her church. The Church Alliance will continue to monitor the case.