Have you ever stayed at a hotel that promised a “free breakfast,” then you get down there in the morning and it’s one pot of stale coffee and a tray of dry danishes and toast?
Well, BRAVO to a court in Germany that just took a stand against that gross injustice.
There’s a tech company in Muenster, Germany that was offering “free breakfast” to its employees . . . but all they put out was a tray of plain rolls and some free coffee. And they got a TAX BREAK from it because they called it a perk.
Well . . . they wound up in tax court this week, and the court ruled that no, their bread and coffee did NOT count as breakfast. They said a real breakfast has to include meat, cheese, or at least spreads like butter or jelly.
And that’s bad news for the company . . . because they claimed that tax break for three full years.
The court ruled they need to pay about $1.75 per employee PER DAY for all three of those years. That should add up to roughly $84,000 in back taxes. (The Daily Meal)