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Keeping up with the ever-evolving world of telecommunications equipment is challenging, especially regarding taxation of devices for business use. Adam Cohen and Joanna Myers, attorneys in Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, examine the topic in their article, "IRS Pulls the Plug on Efforts to Tax Employer-Provided Cellphones." Published in Tax Notes (November 7, 2011), the piece provides background on the issue, and brings readers up-to-date on taxation guidance recently issued by the IRS via a September 14, 2011, notice and related memorandum to agency examiners.
While some aspects of the subject seem clear, the authors raise questions about which related devices and services are nontaxable. Click here to read the article.