A Bellwether Of Religious Leader Taxation?

Law360, New York (January 14, 2014, 9:33 PM EST) -- A federal court recently declared unconstitutional Internal Revenue Code Section 107(2), which excludes from gross income a rental allowance paid to a “minister of the gospel” as part of his or her compensation, on the grounds that it violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Religious institutions offering such allowances should closely monitor further developments in this area of the law and consider alternative compensation strategies if federal courts in their jurisdiction adopt similar holdings.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin...
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