Cell Phone and Data Plan Allowance Withholding Exemption
This process must be conducted annually. To comply with IRS regulations,
1. Review your cell phone and Internet access invoices for the two most recent months
Submit copies of the two invoices, the Withholding Exemption Request Form, and your business purpose documentation to Business Services. This percentage of calls with a documented business purpose will be applied to your monthly cell phone and data plan allowance to determine the portion of the allowance not subject to payroll withholding.
For example, if you determine from your two-month sample that 40% of your calls and Internet use have a documented business purpose, and your monthly allowance is $30, the amount subject to payroll withholding is $18
If you do not conduct this process annually, 100% of your allowance will be subject to payroll withholding.