What will become of the clergy housing allowance? We have been following the legal developments a 2013 Wisconsin federal district court case, which struck down the venerable income tax benefit as unconstitutional. The case is now on appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. See Freedom from Religion Found., Inc. v. Lew, 983 F. Supp. 2d 1051 (W.D. Wis.
A recent federal government report shows that thousands of nonprofits are not meeting their payroll tax obligations. Though it may be tempting for nonprofits to avoid payroll tax responsibilities, especially when facing cash flow challenges, such avoidance is extremely risky.
Payroll Tax Primer
President Obama recently signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from engaging in employment decisions based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The President’s order amends previous executive orders regarding employment discrimination dating back to the 1960s, which were implemented to prevent racial discrimination in hiring and contracting decisions made by organizations receiving federal funding. Previously, the order prohibited employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. President Obama extended the order to