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Last week at my other tax blog: Disaster assistance; Clergy's housing break

Given the troubles caused by the many, many natural disasters this year, a lot of folks have been beseeching a higher power.

Bankrate Taxes Blog icon I totally understand that. Whatever gets you through the tough times. But remember to ask the Internal Revenue Service for help, too.

As I noted last week at my other tax blog, the federal tax code can offer some tax relief for disaster victims.

And speaking of the convergence of taxes and religion, last week over at I also raised the question of whether it's time for the clergy housing tax break to go.

That topic was prompted by a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling that expanded the residential housing exclusion to more than one house.

You can check out new posts each Tuesday and Thursday at my Bankrate Taxes Blog. And if you happen to miss them there, you can find a wrap-up here each Saturday.

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