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If an employer provides meals or lodging as a requirement of employment is the value of meals/lodging considered taxable or not? Specific situation: Summer camp counselor MUST eat and sleep with the campers in the cabin she is responsible for. Should she be taxed on the value of her room & board?

Hello Customer,

No, your meals and lodging are not taxable benefits. Here is the exact wording of the IRS ruling.

Meals are excludable from wages of the employee if they are provided:

? On the employer's business premises, and

? For the employer's convenience.

Lodging excludable from wages of employee if it is provided:

? On employer's business premises, and

? For employer's convenience, and

? Required as a condition of employment.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Thank you. Can you point me to the actual place in IRS rules that say this? Is the text on an IRS website or can you send me a pdf?

Again Thanks,
Keith Akins

Here is a link to the publication that addresses this issue. Your particular question is on page 31.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Merlo,

Super service on your part. However, there doesn't appear to be any link visible on your reply. Can we try again?

 

Here is a link to the publication that addresses this issue. Your particular question is on page 31.

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/fringe_benefit_fslg.pdf