The next thing you know they will be taxing the price of office chairs.
The use of company-issued mobile phones could trigger new federal income taxes on millions of Americans as a "fringe benefit."
The Internal Revenue Service proposed employers assign 25% of an employee's annual phone expenses as a taxable benefit. Under that scenario, a worker in the 28% tax bracket, whose wireless device costs the company $1,500 a year, could see $105 in additional federal income tax.The IRS, in a notice issued this week, said employees could avoid tax liability if they showed proof they used personal cellphones for nonbusiness calls during work hours.
How about this: Require companies to provide wrist rests to avoid carpel tunnel as a health issue, then tax the employees for the cost of the wrist rest because it's a benefit. Of course you could avoid tax liability if you showed proof that you used a personal wrist rest for non-business typing during work hours.