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June 16, 2009

Editor's Note
In a time when many people have given up land lines altogether in favor of the cell phone, and when many cell phone companies no longer charge by the call, I fail to understand why we are still having a debate over the issue of taxable personal use of business cell phones. You can pick up a business phone wired to the wall in your office and call your best friend to check on dinner plans without being taxed on the price of the call, so why can't you do the same on your business cell phone? I'd love to hear what you have to say on the subject, so please post your comments on our cell phone taxation story, or e-mail your comments to me and I'll post them. And don't forget to follow our link in the cell phone article to the IRS's public comment page.

Best wishes,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor


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