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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Earlier this year, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stated, “Under current law, on January 1, 2013, there’s going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases.” The tax increases include cancelling the Bush era tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 which would increase the individual tax rate for those in […]
Week one of the National Football League (NFL) season means a bonanza of tax revenue for New Jersey As week one of the NFL concluded with 16 games in 15 states, it’s time to look at the tax ledger to see which states were the big winners. With states looking for ways to increase their […]
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 […]
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 […]
Angles Pay $23,368,000 More Because of State Income Tax Rate The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles captured the most sought after free agent this offseason when they signed Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $254 million contract. With a maximum state income tax rate of 9.55% and an additional 1% on income in excess of $1,000,000, […]
Are Athletes Overpaid or Well Paid? At the heart of this debate is marginal revenue produced. If the marginal revenue produced by an athlete is greater than the cost of his services, everyone wins. Prior to the fall of the reserve clause, which essentially forced indentured servitude on professional athletes, owners kept the revenue produced […]
How much will it cost you in additional income tax dollars to play in Canada? With professional sports leagues operating in both Canada and the US, athletes and their representatives should understand the international income tax consequences of playing across the border. Failure to do so could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional […]
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