I'm trying to keep detailed books for my personal finances. One thing I haven't figured out how to represent is various non-monetary taxable benefits that I get at work. For example, a gift or a meal.
These count as "taxable income" at the end of the year (in my tax jurisdiction; I know it's not the case everywhere), so I'd like to actually track them in my double-entry bookkeeping system.
So when my employer tells me that something was worth X dollars, I can say that I got X dollars from an account like "Income:Benefits"... but where do I credit that money to? "Expenses:Groceries" or "Expenses:Restaurants" (as an example in the case of meals) doesn't feel right, since I never actually spent that money on food, and it messes up the tracking of my actual food expenditures. Even putting it in a new "Expenses:Benefits" account seems weird, and gives a misleading picture of how much I'm spending.
I'm guessing there's an established convention for this already? Any sources I could read up on to get ideas for this and similar practical questions that come up when bookkeeping?