Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service] A federal district judge in Wisconsin has once again ruled that the Internal Revenue Service’s clergy parsonage exemption is unconstitutional, a decision that ultimately could have profound financial effects on many Episcopal clergy members and congregations.Judge Barbara Crabb, sitting in Madison in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, said recently that “the plain language of the statute, its legislative history and its operation in practice all demonstrate a preference for ministers over secular employees.”She rejected the defendants’ claim that the exemption was an effort by Congress to treat ministers fairly and avoid religious entanglement, and was part of a larger effort by Congress to help employees with special housing needs.“A desire to alleviate financial hardship on taxpayers is a legitimate purpose, but it is not a secular purpose when Congress eliminates the burden for a group made up of solely religious employees but maintains it for nearly everyone else,” Crabb wrote.“A reasonable observer,” she said, “would view the statute as an endorsement of religion.”The judge gave all parties until Oct. 30 to suggest what remedies would be appropriate, based on her ruling.Freedom from Religion Foundation leaders Annie Laurie Gaylor, Anne Nicol Gaylor and Dan Barker have claimed for years that the IRS “parsonage exemption” violates the U.S. Constitution by providing preferential tax benefits to those whom the agency defines as “ministers of the gospel.” (Anne Nicol Gaylor has since died and been replaced in the suit by the personal representative of her estate, Ian Gaylor.)The plaintiffs say that although the foundation gives them a housing allowance, IRS rules deny their attempts to claim the related expenses under the parsonage exemption because they were not deemed “ministers of the gospel.” Annie Laurie Gaylor is a layperson, as was Anne Nicol Gaylor, her mother. Barker, the foundation’s public relations director, is an ordained minister who the foundation says “gradually outgrew his religious beliefs.”The case, originally titled Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Geithner and Shulman, was filed in September 2011. The original suit named then-U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IRS head Douglas Shulman as defendants. The current filing replaced them with their successors, Steve Mnuchin and John Koskinen.There are also intervenor-defendants: the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and a minister of one of its churches, the Chicago Embassy Church and its pastor, and Holy Cross Anglican Church in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and its rector, the Rev. Patrick Malone.The court’s decision, which will be litigated for several years and no doubt reach the U.S. Supreme Court, does not apply to clergy who live in church-owned housing, such as rectories. Those clerics can continue to exclude the fair rental value of that home from their income for tax purposes under Section 107(1) of the federal tax code.The employers of most but not all clerics who do not live in church-owned housing designate a portion of a cleric’s salary as a housing allowance. However, if such clerics plan to seek the IRS-allowed parsonage exemption, they must have their employers officially declare (by way of a resolution passed by the organization’s governing body) a specific amount of money that the cleric intends to claim on his or her taxes in the following year.If the cleric can later document the amount of eligible expenses, that amount may be deducted from the cleric’s taxable income. Those expenses include furnishings, maintenance and repair, and certain supplies. For instance, if the enabling resolution sets the amount at $10,000 but the cleric can only document $9,000 in allowed expenses, then only the smaller amount can be deducted. If the cleric had $11,000 in allowed expenses, only $10,000 can be deducted. There is no tax penalty for overestimating the parsonage allowance.Retired and disabled clergy can continue to claim the annual exemption and, in fact, all retirement benefits from the Church Pension Fund come to recipients with the IRS-required housing allowance designation.More information about how parsonage allowances work is available in the current Church Pension Group tax guide on pages 12-16.The federal government appealed Crabb’s original 2013 ruling, and the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated her judgment on the grounds that plaintiffs did not have standing to sue because they had not “personally claimed and been denied the exemption.” In her latest ruling, Crabb said the IRS, the foundation and its representatives all agreed that this had since happened and seemed likely to happen again.“The practical effect of any ruling will be delayed until the appeals are exhausted, which could take several years,” the Church Alliance – a coalition of 38 church benefit programs that serve mainline Protestant denominations, two branches of Judaism and Catholic dioceses, schools and institutions said in a statement on its website. The group filed an amicus curiae brief when the federal government appealed Crabb’s first ruling.“As the litigation proceeds, the Church Alliance will assess the viability of legislative options to remedy, if possible, or mitigate the impacts on clergy retirement and welfare benefits of such a ruling,” the group said.Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation has estimated that the exclusions allowed to ministers for housing costs amount to $3.8 billion between 2013 and 2017.Although Church Pension Group has also predicted that the lawsuit will be litigated for years, it warned in its latest tax guide that “ministers and churches should be aware that the housing allowance remains under attack, and one day may be invalidated.”If that happens, CPG said two things must be done immediately. Because ministers covered by the disputed tax code section “will experience an immediate increase in income taxes,” they would need to increase their quarterly estimated tax payments to avoid an underpayment penalty. Most clerics make such quarterly payments because the IRS treats them as self-employed. CPG also noted that “many churches will want to increase ministers’ compensation to offset the financial impact.” Such an increase could be phased in over a period of years to minimize the impact on the church, CPG suggested.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm What about retired military, who have enjoyed the same exemption (recognizing military housing provisions)? TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab October 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm Active Duty military receive a housing allowance that is tax free. Retired military receive no such exemption. My husband was in the Army for 22 years and is retired now, so I know this to be a fact. 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Irish Tycoon JP McManus has enlisted the support of golfer Padraig Harrington for the fifth JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am tournament which will take place in 2010 and to date has raised €56 million for local charities.The lucrative charity event is set for the Adare Manor in July of 2010 and Tiger Woods has also promised his attendance.McManus referred to the tougher economic times during the launch of the Pro-Am. National optimism has dipped sharply since the last event, held in the summer of 2005 and raising €30.5 million.McManus told the Irish Times it would be “foolhardy” to predict topping that, but was cautiously optimistic about what the months between now and the charity extravaganza may mean for the Irish economy.“It is a challenge and maybe that makes it more interesting,” McManus said.“In 2005, we had 8,600 participants who played in the qualifiers. And it is more important than ever we get these people back to play. When they play, the various charities charge different prices for their team.“And the last time what happened was, for every €10,000 raised they got a team into the grand qualifier, and for every 10 teams that got into that, one team went on to play in the main event. We do have a completely open draw. It is transparent, believe it or not. So anybody who plays and qualifies has an equal chance of playing with Pádraig or Tiger or whoever. And I think that makes in interesting,” McManus said.The tournament takes place at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort on the July 5th-6th, 2010. The event has a prize fund of €1 million. The format is 56 teams of four players (one professional and three amateurs per team).Tickets – in the form of baseball caps based on a county allegiance – will go on sale from April 2009 in a number of outlets in Limerick city. They will also be available at jpmcmanusproam.com. Since the inaugural event in 1990, the tournament has been held every five years and has attracted the leading golf lights of the day.The aim of the event is to support mid-western charities and groups and proceeds are donated in their entirety towards the relevant services. Beneficiary charities will organise pre-qualifying tournaments throughout the country in the hope of entering teams in the main event. Over 49,000 spectators showed up for the last tournament in 2005.www.jpmcmanusproam.com Howard Lake | 20 November 2008 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Events Ireland 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. JP McManus charity event launched
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By Debbie Johnson and Cheryl LaBashDetroitLee Booth, March 14, 2009, Detroit International Working Women’s celebration.The Detroit branch of Workers World Party — and the whole party — recently lost comrade Lee Booth of Ypsilanti, Mich., whose spirit of commitment was exemplified by her 65-year relationship with Phil Booth, her surviving life partner. She died on Sept. 15 at the age of 84.Lee and Phil together attended demonstrations and meetings for decades supporting Palestine and Cuba and opposing the war in Iraq and other imperialist wars. During that period, Lee also traveled to both Iraq and Cuba in defiance of the imperialist sanctions against those countries.Lee was an eloquent, staunch and firm anti-racist and anti-Zionist. Whenever Zionist speakers appeared at the University of Michigan, she participated in demonstrations against them.The lead poisoning of thousands of Flint, Mich., residents was the most recent cause that brought Lee out to protest, even after she sustained a stroke. She demonstrated outside the home of Rick Snyder, the racist Michigan governor who was responsible for the Flint catastrophe.Content to be in the ranks, Lee’s leadership qualities and understanding of the class struggle were plain to see whenever she joined the struggle that was most important at the moment. She brought wisdom, understanding, determination and sensitivity to every activity in which she participated.The Detroit branch presented Lee with the Warrior Woman award in 2013 in appreciation for her commitment to WWP and the struggle against capitalism and imperialism.Lee and Phil contributed for more than 30 years to the national Workers World Supporter Program to help publish this newspaper and regularly made financial contributions to the Detroit branch of WWP. They attended meetings there, although they had to travel for an hour to get to the office.Lee Booth is an example of what it means to be a comrade — and what it is to join in the fight to build a Workers World. Lee Booth, ¡Presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria News NigeriaAfrica NigeriaAfrica RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Receive email alerts February 8, 2021 Find out more Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of online journalist Emmanuel Emeka Asiwe, a US national, at the Muritala Muhammed international airport on his arrival from the United States on 28 October to visit his sick mother and attend to family matters.He is currently being held at the headquarters of the internal intelligence service, the State Security Service (SSS) in the capital Aubuja. He is the second blogger to be arrested in Nigeria within a week.Emmanuel Emeka Asiwe is editor of online publication HuhuOnline (http://www.huhuonline.com), which he founded in 2007.Since the publication of ironic online photos featuring the son of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on Sahara Reporters (http://www.saharareporters.com), the authorities have hardened their stance towards online publications.Online journalist Jonathan Elendu (http://elendureports.com) was imprisoned for 11 days from 18 to 29 October because of articles posted on his website. He had returned to Abuja from his base in the United States to make two documentaries about the current situation in the country. On his release, he described his experience as the “worst of my life”.The authorities confiscated his passport and his luggage. More than a week after his release he is still unable to return home. Considered as a “threat to the country’s internal security”, he risks arrest at any moment if he continues his online work.“The authorities stepped up their surveillance of bloggers after the online publication of embarrassing photos online of the president’s son. The taboo surrounding the head of state, his family and his clan are powerful prohibitions, but which should have no place in a democracy and should certainly not be a matter for intelligence services. The only issue is the release of Emmanuel Emeka Asiwe”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Sahara Reporters was founded in 2005 by human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, aged 34, who has been calling for democracy in Nigeria since 1992. He has been arrested eight times and tortured. He worked with Jonathan Elendu from 2005 to 2007. Nigeria has five million Internet users, fewer than the African average at 3.5%. Almost two thirds of the users are concentrated in the financial capital, Lagos. To see the photos in question: http://www.saharareporters.com/The-Musa-Yaradua-Series.php November 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second online journalist arrested in one week to go further News June 10, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more
April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en Organisation November 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Justice for Hrant Dink – time running out Help by sharing this information Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts News News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further Reporters Without Borders is worried by the way the Istanbul court that is trying journalist Hrant Dink’s accused murderers seems to be rushing the trial to a premature conclusion. The 21st hearing was held on 14 November and the next is scheduled for 5 December. There used to be at least three months between each hearing.“Under no circumstances should this trial be concluded as things currently stand,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Key elements are still missing from the case and too many questions are still unanswered.”The drawn-out trial started to move along more quickly after prosecutor Hikmet Usta delivered his summing-up during the 20th hearing on 19 September. But answers have yet to be provided to the same questions that have been raised in hearing after hearing.Why is the High Council for Telecommunications (TIB) persisting, in defiance of several court rulings, to hand over records of the phone calls that were made in the Istanbul district where Dink was gunned down, around the time of his murder (on 19 January 2007)? Why is the court refusing to order an analysis of surveillance camera recordings? Why haven’t all the witnesses been produced?Shortly before the 21st hearing, the TIB again refused to release the requested records, saying the court should specify exactly what calls it is referring to – made by whom, received by whom, at what time and so on. The TIB had previously cited “protection of privacy” as its grounds for refusing to hand over its records.But the Dink family’s lawyers are just asking for a list of the calls that were made in the area at the time, not their content. Combined with the recordings of the surveillance cameras of businesses located near the murder scene, the information on such a list could help to identify as yet unidentified accomplices and instigators.The need to obtain the phone records is all the more urgent because the TIB is legally required to destroy them after five years, on 19 January 2012. Reporters Without Borders has written to the TIB asking it to surrender the requested records to the court as a matter of urgency. Signatures are being collected in Turkey to a petition urging the country’s parliamentarians to intervene.“Invaluable video recordings have already been destroyed as a result of negligence or bad faith on the part of the police,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would be intolerable if more essential evidence were now to be destroyed.”The police still have not located two witnesses, Cemal Yildirim and Ergün Cagatay, so that they can testify in court again at the request of the Dink family’s lawyers. The presiding judge, Rüstem Eryilmaz, nonetheless announced that the next hearings will be dedicated to defence arguments rather than any further testimony. The Dink family’s lawyers are planning to demand the jury’s dismissal if their request for further investigation is not satisfied.Many leading media figures and jurists attended the 21st hearing in a show of support for the Dink family and their demand for justice.They included Robert Koptas, Dink’s successor as editor of the Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, Elise Arfi of the Paris Conference of lawyers, Alexandre Couyoumdjian of the Paris bar association, Yves Ochinsky, the former heard of the Brussels bar association, Raffi Hermonn, the deputy major of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands, the academic Ahmet Insel, the journalist Oral Calislar and Reporters Without Borders correspondent Erol Önderoglu. April 2, 2021 Find out more
Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Don’t miss this free, fun-filled, family-friendly annual event with candy, costumes, carnival games, bounce houses, and much more. Come dressed in your best non-scary costume and bring your family and friends to the PazNaz campus on Wednesday, October 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to join in on the yearly community celebration. Contact Pastor Amber Baker for more information at (626) 351-2487.First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, 3700 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 351-9631 or visit www.paznaz.org Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Subscribe HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Religion Events First Church of the Nazarene To Hold Fall Festival 2012 – Oct. 31 Published on Monday, October 22, 2012 | 4:01 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.
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