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  •  Congress can fix that easily if they care. (4+ / 0-)
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    AoT, War on Error, Bronx59, JerryNA

    All they have to do is give every Not For Profit the same benefit.

    So, a minister could get a certain value of tax-free housing...and so could the groundskeeper at a historic home maintained by a registered secular Not For Profit.

    "I read New republic and Nation/I've learned to take every view.." P. Ochs

    by JesseCW on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 07:20:00 AM PST

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    •  Yes, there is a religiously neutral way (1+ / 0-)
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      JerryNA

      ...to do this.  

      The value of living in a home of a certain modest standard/rent, located on or next to the property of a non-profit, being made tax exempt.

      Being required to live "over the store" is sometimes of dubious value to established professionals.  I'm thinking of a good-sized, but badly kept, house belonging to a Baptist church on a local highway that has been vacant for years, and is now being offered for sale or lease.

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