Max Scherzer’s new seven year $210 million contract is a good example of how proper tax planning in a negotiation can increase its’ overall net (after tax) value. Much has been made of the resident and non-resident tax liability that professional athletes face in the multiple states and cities in which they preform services. Often […]
On July 1st when Tom Gilbert left the Florida Panthers to sign with the Montreal Canadiens he went from one of the lowest taxed organization in the NHL to the highest. This past summer, 138 NHL free agents changed teams. While each of the player’s salary were registered in gross dollars, teams and players need […]
Over the past few days both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez have signed with the Boston Red Sox and left their former California ball clubs and the state’s 13.3% tax rate behind. A closer look at the numbers shows how this signing not only makes sense on the field but also makes dollars and cents […]
LeBron James and Tim Duncan, by playing against each other in this year’s NBA Finals have lowered their ‘jock tax’ burden and if the series goes the full seven games they will lower them even more. States that enforce non-residence income tax – also referred to as a ‘jock tax’ – allocate an athlete’s income […]
Former New York Yankee Robinson Cano’s free-agent signing with the Seattle Mariners this past December illustrates how state tax policies can influence professional athletes in their contract negotiations. While all athletes incur federal tax liability on their earnings, their exposure to state and local taxes will be dictated by the income tax policy for their […]
Peyton Manning eyes a second Super Bowl ring while New Jersey has visions of taxing his salary. This Sunday, fans of the National Football League (NFL) will not be the only ones paying attention to the players in this year’s Super Bowl. Tax authorities from the State of New Jersey will also be keeping a […]
Athletes consider alternatives as California’s latest tax increase is implemented In January, California increased its income tax rate by 2%—to 12.3%—for resident and non-resident individuals earning over $500,000. With California’s Mental Health Service Act imposing an additional 1% on individuals earning over $1,000,000, the state’s 13.3% income tax rate represents the highest of any state […]
Jurisdiction’s income tax policies push athletes and Unions to fight back On February 4, 2007, in the biggest game of their respective lives, former Indianapolis Colt All-Star center Jeff Saturday and Hunter Hillenmeyer, a linebacker with the Chicago Bears, squared off against each other in Super Bowl XLI. Six years later, the two players now […]
Authors Alan Pogroszewski and Kari Smoker examined this very question in their recent law review article and conclude that it is. Marquette Sports Law Review May 31, 2013 In July of 2009 the state of Tennessee imposed a Professional Privilege tax on athletes performing services in the NBA and NHL. Those athletes are assessed a […]
An Overview of the International Tax Issues for Professional Hockey Players Marquette Sports Law Review January 1, 2012 The exposure to double taxation is a real threat for professional athletes performing services in both the United States and Canada. It is important for these individuals to understand the different taxing philosophies of both countries, their […]
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