Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Megill View Post
In the Tax Book News Release dated November 20, 2017, you indicate the "Minister Housing allowance Deduction"
has been ruled unconstitutional. Question: Is this effective for all tax returns beginning with year 2017 to be filed in 2018 or for 2018 returns to be filed in 2019? I assume it does not effect 2016 and prior years.

Glenn Megill

....Note that a ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals would apply to ministers in that circuit, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. It would become a national precedent binding on ministers in all states if affirmed by the United States Supreme Court--an unlikely outcome because the Supreme Court accepts less than 1 percent of all appeals. Note, however, that the IRS would have the discretion to follow or not follow an eventual ruling by the appeals court nationally to promote consistency in tax administration.