Are cell phones a fringe benefit?

Are cell phones a fringe benefit?

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 4, 2008, titled Are cell phones a fringe benefit?. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Small, inexpensive cell phones have become ubiquitous in the workplace. But federal tax rules governing them date to the days of big handsets, big bills and big hair.

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kevin

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Aug 4, 2008
Seems to me that providing a cell phone is a cheap perk and should be taxable like any other perk.
Pete

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 4, 2008
kevin wrote:
Seems to me that providing a cell phone is a cheap perk and should be taxable like any other perk.
Did you even read the story past the headline?
John

Arlington Heights, IL

#3 Aug 4, 2008
De minimus benefit for the value of personal calls shouldn't have been taxed in the first place except for congressional attempt to sock it to the rich.

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