Parsonage Allowance

What is ‘Parsonage Allowance’

An allowance designated by a church or other organization for its church professionals (clergy) for the expenses of providing and maintaining a home.

Explaining ‘Parsonage Allowance’

This is basically a housing allowance for ministers. Parsonage allowance is excluded from gross income, but it is included under a self-employment tax.

Further Reading

  • Do Religious tax Exemptions Entangle in Violation of the Establishment Clause-The Constitutionality of the Parsonage Allowance Exclusion and the Religious … – heinonline.org [PDF]
  • Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: The economic case – eprints.lse.ac.uk [PDF]
  • District Court Rules" Parsonage Allowance" Unconstitutional – www.questia.com [PDF]
  • The Constitutionality of the Parsonage Allowance – www.questia.com [PDF]
  • Seventh Circuit Denies Plaintiffs' Standing to Challenge Parsonage Allowance: Group's Leaders Did Not Claim the Income Exemption – www.questia.com [PDF]
  • Second Home Eligible for Parsonage Exclusion – www.questia.com [PDF]
  • The Parsonage Exclusion Under the Endorsement Test: Last Gasp or Second Wind – heinonline.org [PDF]
  • Discounting and health benefits: another perspective – onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
  • Discounting and health benefits – onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]