• Substantiation Requirements Relaxed for Employer-Provided Cell Phones
  • October 22, 2010 | Authors: Linda Sauser Moroney; T. J. Sullivan
  • Law Firms: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Milwaukee Office ; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Washington Office
  • Employers across the country are dealing with innumerable challenges as a result of health reform and other legislation enacted this year. However, employers may find at least one bright spot -- in a new tax law addressing their provision of cell phones and similar telecommunications equipment to their employees. This issue has been a source of widespread frustration for several years, with industry groups criticizing the treatment as outdated and out of sync with the widespread use, and considerably reduced costs, of cell phone technology today.