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 […]
In order to claim a deductible business expense that is both ordinary and necessary to perform your job, you must be able to justify the expense and provide evidence of payment. In order to justify the expense you should provide written documentation to substantiate the cost, the date of purchase, the place or description of […]
The IRS has increased scrutiny of employee business expenses–specifically business miles. Be sure to keep track of your business miles in a mileage log to verify the legitimate purpose of each trip. It’s also a good idea to have your car professionally serviced at the beginning and end of each year to make sure you […]
To increase tax revenue from noncompliant taxpayers, California, Colorado and Arizona offer a tax amnesty for individuals with outstanding tax liability in their particular state. California’s amnesty program started August 1st and lasts until October 31st, Arizona’s program started September 1st and runs until October 1st and Colorado’s runs from October 1st to November 15th. […]
As a professional athlete or coach, you may deduct your business mileage. This includes miles driven to and from any arena other than your game arena and mileage driven to the airport or to workouts during the off-season. Keep a notebook in your vehicle to track the number of miles you drive during the year. […]
Trading Spaces and Moving Expenses With training camp just around the corner for the NHL and NBA and all the athletes who change teams this off-season, it’s a good idea to review which moving expenses are tax deductible. This article discusses the requirements and limitations, deductible moving expenses, and necessary documentation. Business related expenses for […]
Please note: the IRS has increased scrutiny of employee business expenses–specifically business miles. So to verify the business miles you drove during a tax year, it’s important you know how the IRS defines business miles for a professional athlete and how to document your legitimate business miles. Here’s what the IRS considers to be legitimate, […]
We often hear agents use the term ‘tax free income’ when they discuss the opportunity to play in Europe or Asia, but what do they really mean and what are the tax implications? First of all: There’s no such thing as ‘tax free.’ However, the way your income is reported and distributed may make it […]
Regardless of where Kirk Cousins signs this off season, it provides an example, once again on how the 'jock tax' can affect the net (take ...
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