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  •  But not all housing allowances are for houses (9+ / 0-)

    owned by the church.  Our church pays our pastor a housing allowance that is used to rent a small apartment nearby.  Because it is such a small church, she is already at the bottom of the pay scale in our denomination, so having to pay those taxes likely will be a real hardship for her.  And/or a hardship for the church to come up with the extra money to cover the taxes.

    I don't disagree with the opinion, but this will have a significant impact on the majority of pastors who are NOT at mega-churches with plenty of money.

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