The IRS believes that Boyle County Public Works employees could sport their county uniform jeans at the movies, when dining out or to shoot pool.
Never mind the oil and tar stains or the torn and burned patches.
The employees have to pay taxes on the jeans, because the federal government said so, but they can't really wear them outside of work. The county personnel policy prohibits it.
Boyle Fiscal Court buys employees a pair of jeans every two years and pays to have the clothes laundered. The tax on this service is $2 every two weeks, which is taken out of their checks.
The county learned of this rule at the beginning of the year, so employees were charged for back taxes for 2003, a $52 bill.