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Text of the Wireless Freedom Act

This bill was introduced on October 13, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 13, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3802

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 13, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove cell phones from the limitation on depreciation when used for personal purposes, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wireless Freedom Act.

2.

Statement of Constitutional Authority

Congress enacts this Act pursuant to its authority under clause 1 of section 8 of article I of the Constitution.

3.

Removal of cell phones from the limitation on depreciation when used for personal purposes

(a)

In general

Subparagraph (A) of section 280F(d)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting and at the end of clause (iv), by striking clause (v), and by redesignating clause (vi) as clause (v).

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2008.

4.

Wireless devices provided by employer

(a)

In general

Subsection (e) of section 132 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

Treatment of wireless devices

The provision of any wireless device by an employer to enable an employee to access and use electronic mail, the Internet, or a commercial mobile service (as such term is defined in section 332(d) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(d))) shall be treated as a de minimis fringe.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to property provided after December 31, 2008.