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No Such Thing As A Free Lunch:
IRS Mulls Tax On Employee Meals

Forbes, by Kelly Phillips Erb

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 9/4/2014 6:39:16 AM

When I was contemplating where I might want to practice after law school, I was struck by the description of one particular firm in Philadelphia with a thriving tax practice. A former partner warned me off, explaining that they brought lunch to your desk. After years of scratching together my own lunch, I thought that sounded pretty great so I asked what was so terrible about having your lunch brought to you. “They do it,” she said simply, “Because they don’t want you to leave.” She wasn’t kidding. It turns out that providing lunch and other perks at your desk

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This could add up to a couple thousand dollars of taxable income each year. Carrying your own lunch will soon be back in style.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 9/4/2014 7:21:11 AM     (No. 9992943)

This is beyond stupid.

I have worked at companies that provided free lunches (and breakfasts) on a regular basis. The companies do it, of course to keep employees on site, but more importantly to bring a "cooling off" period to pressurized situations. The social atmosphere for teams facing short deadlines can be very tense. Buffet style lunches (or catered meals) provides the ideal situation for normal social interactions, and repair any small interpersonal tensions.

Government gets everything wrong.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 9/4/2014 7:37:17 AM     (No. 9992958)

George Soros isn´t going to like this.

All of his ´foundations´ provide free lunches to employees and volunteers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 9/4/2014 8:14:20 AM     (No. 9992990)

Just one more reason the IRS needs to go and the income tax needs to go too. National sales tax and repeal of the 16th Amendment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shamus, 9/4/2014 8:18:20 AM     (No. 9992993)

The issue is more back taxes than prospective ones. The company could provide lunches at cost, which would not be a huge burden for high tech workers to cover.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steph_gray, 9/4/2014 8:54:09 AM     (No. 9993063)

The issue is private sector productivity and how many new ways the regime can find to suppress and destroy it.

If they can steal some more money along the way, it´s a win-win for them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: toddh, 9/4/2014 10:29:00 AM     (No. 9993247)

Food is one thing.

When you are advised to bring a toothbrush, and the VP of Product Development will do your laundry, well that´s full-time work!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/4/2014 10:34:29 AM     (No. 9993252)

There you go, let a bureaucrat have too much power and they will use it...AGAINST YOU.

The only solution is to delete the entire agency and have a simple flat tax...10% on everyone, no deductions, no favors, no fluf.
Regulation is one sentence long!...PERIOD!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 10-289, 9/4/2014 11:58:47 AM     (No. 9993378)

will school lunches be taxable to parents?

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