The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Wait, they keep saying on the TV that the Super Bowl is in New York City this year. How does New Jersey come into play in this?
I bet De Blasio is preparing tax collecting base jumpers to surprise both teams late in the 4th quarter. They'll land at the line of scrimmage and nab all those hard working patriot's wallets while they're bent over and take everything they can.
Won't somebody please protect these makers?!?!
How anyone could owe all of what they've earned in a state they don't live in is a question. Why they have to pay taxes in a state they don't live in at all is another. It just seems to me to be a ripoff.
but, then, we do pay hotel/motel taxes to cities we don't live in. How is that justified?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
The article had to cherry pick Manning as the example to be so have that headline. Players making less than 15 million a year will not pay that amount and thus the headline loses a bit of 'WOW' factor. Guess the Players should be happy the value of the Super Bowl ring isn't figured in- though to the winners it means FAR more than the 9%...
Not to hone the point too finely but the amount of tax Payton will pay is the rounding error of his endorsements- a princely sum to the trailer park crowd but not even half the cost of one personal assistant.
Another thing the 'article' fails to mention is many states do this to many professional athletes, and has been part of the game since Michael Jordan was active. Sorta late for those not having to pay the tax to suddenly be up in arms.
Now the best judge of if this tax is 'outrageous' is more the players than the fans in the stands. I'd imagine if the players thought it was 'outrageous' they would either as a union or individually have their own little Mickelson moment and have a rant about all the taxes they pay.
But the end result might be a push for most of the players depending on their resident state's income tax laws. I know my state allows you to count state income tax paid to other states against your tax bill here. For example if I owe my state 5K in personal income tax but have to pay another state 3K, I only owe 2K to Oklahoma.
It however doesn't give a refund if you paid more in some other state than what Oklahoma wants...
Still I wouldn't cry for the professional athletes who for the most part can barely function in the real world and laugh all the way to the bank by playing a game...
For them life is good and for the most part they know it...
Last edited by upsideguy; 01-30-14 at 12:52 AM.