In an article orignally posted on www.christianpost.com, Stephanie Samuel discusses how a current court case could affect how churches can compensate pastors pre-tax through the use of a housing allowance. An atheist group is presenting the lawsuit claiming that ministers are unfairly allowed to not pay taxes and the remainder of tax payers are picking up the burden.
The court case should go to trial in the Fall of 2011. Hopefully, ministers will be able to continue this program that has helped many churches afford to compensate their pastors.
The full text of the article can be found at: http://www.christianpost.com/article/20101229/church-legal-expert-minister-housing-tax-break-under-attack/