Saturday, October 14, 2006

Crackberry Tax?

As if we needed further evidence that we shouldn't believe what we read in the press, except when the Daily Express does yet another front page of the Diana murder conspiracy, this week's fun suggestion was that HMRC would soon be checking eager employees' use of Blackberries to make sure that they weren't be used for personal email (God forbid - I do enough on them already). 'Twas The Sun that first aired this, suggesting that tax inspectors would perhaps confiscate your gadget and count the emails, levying tax accordingly. By today, the story had crossed to several papers including, if I'm not mistaken, the Independent and The Standard. HMRC, responding quicker than a mail flying through the ether from a blackberry, say "Garbage!" according to several sources, not least The Register.

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