IRS proposes taxing work cell phones - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

IRS proposes taxing work cell phones

WASHINGTON. - You could find that using your work cell phone could be taxing.

That's if a proposal under consideration by the Internal Revenue Service ever comes to pass. The proposal would tax 25 percent of your work cell phone's use. 

Those phones are currently supposed to be included in a worker's gross income, unless the employee keeps records that shows the phone is used for work only, but many companies don't enforce the record keeping requirements.

The IRS is accepting public comment until September 4 on that measure and other proposed changes.

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