Empty private jet seats, taxable benefits, and the IRS: Weisselberg lessons

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Weisselberg Chronicles: Giving employees a free seat on a private jet may create a taxable benefit

The indictment of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg earlier this month specifically alleges $1.7 million in indirect untaxed employee compensation. It spurred several subscribers to ask me about the implications of allowing employees and their family members and friends to fly in empty seats on their private jet flights. In other words, when do those seats become taxable fringe benefits in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service?

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