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    Re: The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization But One Senator Wants To Change That

    They should be taxed. Taxpayers pay way too much for their stadiums as it is.

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    Re: The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization But One Senator Wants To Change That

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    The salaries of players are taxed and they're still going to make millions because you will pay millions to watch them.
    Actually it only costs me around $100 on DirecTV.
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    Re: The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization But One Senator Wants To Change That

    Does that then make tickets tax deductable too as charitable contributions?

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    i'd be pretty happy if they just paid for their own stadiums / upkeep. given that this will never happen, taxing the league seems an acceptable alternative.

    i admit that i'm tired of paying local taxes for entertainment that i don't care about in the least. the only thing that annoys me more is the portion of my cable bill that goes to sports. i have watched ESPN a total of ten minutes in the past 14 years. i would drop it in a heartbeat of exchange it for HBO if given the option.

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    I have to side with the "tax the greedy bastards into the ground" crowd on this one. It's absolutely nuts that the NFL is a non-profit orginization. This blows me away!
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    They shouldn't be taxed. If they are not profiting directly then theres nothing to tax. If they are a business, then they are passing down the taxes in prices, so they aren't paying taxes anyway. No group should be taxed, only individuals.

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    Re: The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization But One Senator Wants To Change That

    They're already a monopoly and dupe local governments into building stadiums for them, wondering how many more privileges they get to keep?
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    Re: The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization But One Senator Wants To Change That

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    The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization -- But One Senator Wants To Change That | ThinkProgress



    Wow, the things you learn. One of the biggest most profitable sports businesses out there is tax exempt. They are considered a charity. What I am amazed about is that few people seem to actually care that we have missed out on billions of dollars of tax revenue from professional sports businesses posing as NFPs. What charity is this? the help the steroid addicted rage machines to have billions of dollars charity? Oh, and before anyone blames Obama for this, it seems to have been around since 1966. This is not a church, or an organization that is going to be destroyed by a little taxation. These professional sports organizations have not only been skirting their tax responsibilities, but also taking advantage of taxpayer payouts, forcing cable and satellite companies to charge every one of their customers for sports networks they may never watch, and occasionally causing riots in our streets and certainly a fair share of bar fights every week.

    How is it that no one in our government up until now has thought to tax these professional sports leagues? These are not amateur or rec leagues that help provide activities for a community, these are pro sports with pure business motives. We need tax revenue, and they get huge benefits from being in america where many of these sports are insanely popular. This should be a no brainer for an amendment, so who out here agrees with me that this amendment to the tax code will get shot down by both sides?
    Tax them for sure.
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    Re: The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization But One Senator Wants To Change That

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    They shouldn't be taxed. If they are not profiting directly then theres nothing to tax. If they are a business, then they are passing down the taxes in prices, so they aren't paying taxes anyway. No group should be taxed, only individuals.
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    We already tax businesses severely less profitable than the NFL.
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    Re: The NFL Is A Tax-Exempt Organization But One Senator Wants To Change That

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    They shouldn't be taxed. If they are not profiting directly then theres nothing to tax. If they are a business, then they are passing down the taxes in prices, so they aren't paying taxes anyway. No group should be taxed, only individuals.
    Leaked NFL Documents: While Owner Cried Hardship, Carolina Panthers Had $112 Million Profit Over Two Years [UPDATE]

    Economy in NFL History

    Most Profitable Sports Leagues - AskMen

    NFL Rakes In Super Bowl Profits, Gets Non-Profit Tax Exemptions – IVN

    NFL Owners May Have Misled Players About Team Profits To Pay Them Less | ThinkProgress

    Not a business my a**.
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