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IRS Mileage Rate for 2016 

WASHINGTON — The IRS has announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning January 1, 2016, will be 54 cents per mile. This business miles rate is a decrease from 2015 (which was $.57.5 cents per mile).  For additional information about other categories of mileage, and the full report, please refer to the IRS website.  

Clergy Housing Allowance Ruling

In November 2013, a federal district judge in Wisconsin held that Internal Revenue Code Section 107(2) the clergy housing allowance) was unconstitutional  The government appealed the case to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, who today (November 13, 2014) vacated the lower court’s decision, and remanded the case “with instructions to dismiss the complaint for want of jurisdiction.” 

In short, the Seventh Circuit held that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the case. (Read More)