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 […]
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Alex Rodriguez made headlines this past post season because of his ill-timed slump. However, the irony is: this slump may actually improve his financial situation by more than three million dollars. Over the last three post seasons, Rodriguez hit only 10 singles and two doubles in his 75 official at bats for a .160 batting […]
Steve Nash’s recent signing revives international income tax debate Steve Nash is a two time league MVP who has played in the NBA since being drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1996 entry draft. Nash, from Johannesburg, South Africa, was raised in British Columbia and with his recent free agent status had many Canadians […]
Curt Schilling’s Investment Failure Represents the Latest Example of the Unique Financial and Tax Implications Facing Professional Athletes Curt Shilling pitched 20 years in the major leagues and recorded 216 wins, two World Series titles, and millions of dollars in total earnings. Earlier this month, it was announced Schilling lost a majority of his savings. […]
State income tax on non-residents incorrectly labeled a jock tax Author: Alan Pogroszewski The term “jock tax” first appeared in an article by Elizabeth Ekmekjian, “The Jock Tax: State and Local Income Taxation of Professional Athletes” published in the Seton Hall Law Journal in 1994. Since then, the jock tax has been highly publicized—but with […]
Lamar Odom’s win over the IRS was based on well founded legal precedent and IRS tax regulations. Lamar Odom is a high profile athlete who last season won the NBA’s sixth man award for the defending two time champion LA Lakers. This season, following a well publicized trade to the Dallas Mavericks, he is scheduled […]
Driving to work out this summer? Be sure to keep good records on the miles you drive. The IRS allows a $.51 deduction for every mile driven for business purpose. Off season training for a professional athlete qualifies as a legitimate business purpose thus the mileage is deductible. For more information on how to keep […]
It’s essential you keep good records to justify each hockey related business expense. If the IRS ever requests further documentation from you about a specific expense, you will need to do two things to prove you are entitled to deduct the expense. Prove you made the payment by providing either a cancelled check, bank statement […]
Were you fined by your team or the league this past year? The Internal Revenue Service [IRS] considers fines an ‘ordinary and necessary’ business expense and so you can claim fines as expenses on your income taxes. Now I wouldn’t encourage you to receive additional fines, but I would encourage you to keep track of the amount […]
It’s always a good idea to review your financial investments before the end of the year. Capital losses on securities are deductible up to $3,000 with any additional loss being carried forward to future years. So if you have securities that have depreciated over the past several years, let’s consider liquidating them before the end […]
January 1, 2012
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