Department of Justice Appeals “Multiple Home” Housing Allowance Ruling
On May 24, 2011, the United States Department of Justice appealed the tax court decision made in the Philip Driscoll housing allowance case.
In December 2010, the United States Tax Court ruled that clergy could use the parsonage allowance exclusion for two homes as long as they are both used exclusively as personal residences.
January 14, 2011: New Tax Court Ruling on Clergy Housing Allowance & Multiple Homes
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