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November 2011

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Employer Uses De Minimis Fringe Benefit Rules to Deduct Tax-Free Gift of Flowers to Employee



I have an employer tax-deduction question. I sent flowers to one of my employees for creating an outstanding customer service event. Shortly thereafter, she lost one of her parents and I sent flowers to the funeral home.


I don’t want my flowers tax deduction limited to $25 as a business gift. Is there another part of the tax law that would give me a bigger deduction? (T.T.D., Fort Wayne, Ind.)




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