What type of advantage does the NHL expansion team in Seattle have in signing free agents in the open market? Introduction The Seattle Kraken officially became the National Hockey League’s (NHL) 32nd franchise on April 30th, 2021. The franchise’s expansion draft is scheduled for July 21, 2021. At that time, 30 players will be selected […]
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Introduction For US resident hockey players, playing outside the United States borders in two Canadian hub cities in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs could mean substantial tax savings on their US state tax returns and the longer they stay within the bubble the larger those tax savings could be! Background In March when the COVID-19 […]
Non-resident NHL players face five times the jock tax in Pittsburgh as compared to their resident counterparts This past November, the Players’ Associations from the NFL, NBA and NHL filed a lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh claiming that the City’s Non-Resident Sports Facility Usage Fee is actually a tax. The lawsuit argues the “tax” […]
The scorecard regarding the new tax law shows that the location of your earnings creates both winners & losers Introduction There have been sensational headlines concerning the new tax law and how it will impact professional athletes. The most obvious change with the new tax law is the lowering of tax rates for all income […]
William Nylander’s recent signing provides a multitude of lessons in the valuation of a linked contract for a restricted free agents INTRODUCTION Minutes prior to the December 1st deadline to sign, restricted free agent William Nylander, agreed to a six-year $45 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, there are many facets to this […]
The Buffalo Sabres may have won the NHL Draft lottery however their draft selection Rasmis Dahlin was not as lucky Introduction This year’s entry draft was held in Dallas, Texas. Although there is no state income tax in Texas, players selected this past weekend will in nearly all cases be subject to it as they […]
The end of 2017 has seen a flurry of activity as both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate passed tax reform Bills. Both Bills have been promoted as providing tax relief and simplification to individuals, small business and corporations. The House of Representative’s Bill entitled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was […]
With a rash of suspensions and fines among NHL players this past month, we explore the tax consequences of these two forms of punishments Over the past month, the NHL has taken several disciplinary actions against its players resulting in both suspensions and fines. In late January, Boston Bruins Forward Brad Marchand was fined $10,000 for […]
Economic forces hinder Canadian NHL Teams Introduction For the first time in almost fifty years, Canada has failed to send one of their seven NHL franchises to the Stanley Cup playoffs. With that, it can be expected that Canadian based teams will be looking to make a big splash this off-season when several top tier […]
Eric Staal’s quest for his second Stanley Cup comes at a cost of $68,809 to him. Introduction This past Monday’s NHL trade deadline and the days prior to it provided us with multiple players exchanging teams. Whether it was a contender adding the last piece of the puzzle or a prospect being sent back in exchange, […]
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