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H.R.5450 Modernize Our Bookkeeping In the Law for Employee's Cell Phone Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 14, 2008 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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    • On August 06, 2008, by Anonymous - am in favor of the removal of cellular telephone from listed property. Taxing employees for use of an employer provided cell phone is stupid. How are employers to determine the value of a multiple phone contract that is on a pooled minute system? My employer requires certain employees to have a employer provided phone, and then withholds income tax from the employee paycheck. The value my employer is using is $40 per month taxable benefit. This doesn't make sense as to add my husband to my personal account cost us $10 per month. My husband was able to reject his employer provided phone. I am glad that my job classification does not require me to have a phone, as my employer would not allow me to use my personal phone in place of theirs. This bill would remove cellalar phones as listed property a taxable benefit to employees.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 06, 2008, " am in favor of the removal of cellular telephone from listed property. Taxing employees for use of an employer provided cell phone is stupid. How are employers to determine the value of a multiple phone contract that is on a pooled minute system? My employer requires certain employees to have a employer provided phone, and then withholds income tax from the employee paycheck. The value my employer is using is $40 per month taxable benefit. This doesn't make sense as to add my husband to my personal account cost us $10 per month. My husband was able to reject his employer provided phone. I am glad that my job classification does not require me to have a phone, as my employer would not allow me to use my personal phone in place of theirs. This bill would remove cellalar phones as listed property a taxable benefit to employees. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • TaxProf Blog: Proposed Bill Would Allow Tax-Free Employee Cell ... - August 04, 2008 by TaxProf Blog - 14, 2008] introduced H.R. 5450, the Modernize Our Bookkeeping In the Law for Employee's Cell Phone Act of 2008, which would remove cell phones from the definition of listed property in § 280F(d)(4). [See also S. 2668.] ...

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      As noted by TaxProf Blog on August 04, 2008, "14, 2008] introduced H.R. 5450, the Modernize Our Bookkeeping In the Law for Employee's Cell Phone Act of 2008, which would remove cell phones from the definition of listed property in § 280F(d)(4). [See also S. 2668.] ..." (http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/08/proposed-bill-w.html)
    • Cellphones no longer a luxury - July 27, 2008 by Open IT Strategies - HR. 5450 was introduced earlier this year by Rep. Sam Johnson to repeal this rule. Small business accountants applauded this temporary burst of Congressional sanity. Alas, such sanity was only temporary. Not surprisingly for this ...

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      As noted by Open IT Strategies on July 27, 2008, "HR. 5450 was introduced earlier this year by Rep. Sam Johnson to repeal this rule. Small business accountants applauded this temporary burst of Congressional sanity. Alas, such sanity was only temporary. Not surprisingly for this ..." (http://blog.openitstrategies.com/2008/07/cellphones-no-longer-luxury.html)
    • NFIB.com - NFIB/Tennessee Small Business Update -- July 22, 2008 - July 22, 2008 by Oklahoma Small-Business News From NFIB - Cell phone deduction: H.R. 5450/S. 2668 modernizes and simplifies the tax deduction for business-related cell phone use. Small business benefits from veto override Last week, Congress overturned a presidential veto of H.R. 6331, ...

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      As noted by Oklahoma Small-Business News From NFIB on July 22, 2008, "Cell phone deduction: H.R. 5450/S. 2668 modernizes and simplifies the tax deduction for business-related cell phone use. Small business benefits from veto override Last week, Congress overturned a presidential veto of H.R. 6331, ..." (http://www.nfib.com/object/IO_37980.html)

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