Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Update of the Driscolls' Two Houses
On February 8th, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals slammed the door on the ability to use housing allowances for multiple homes. In a short but definitive ruling, the court states, in essence, that "a" means "one" and that it should not be construed to be able to mean "more than one". The court relies on the consistent use of the term "home" as holding a singular connotation within the statute. Therefore, if a minister was planning on utilizing his or her housing allowance for more than one "home", it is time to make the appropriate adjustments to the 2012 tax estimates.