"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"New Jersey, and every other state that imposes a jock tax, taxes players on their calendar-year income from each employer.
But should Manning continue his career into the 2014 season, New Jersey will collect an additional $45,000 from him by taxing income he has not even earned yet."
Afaict, it says that they are taxing his annual income, not his week's income.
I may be wrong.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
He doesn't get taxed by Illinois for income earned in New JerseyA Bears player who plays in New Jersey, therefore, gets taxed three times on the same dollar: once by the federal government, once by Illinois, and once by New Jersey. That's ridiculous. (And Obama wants to raise his taxes even further.)
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
In addition, if the person lives in a state with an income tax, the money he pays to another state for their jock tax can be deducted from the home states income tax.
They try to collection from all the usual targets including entertainers and of course, sports. It has created a whole industry to help these individuals comply with all the various taxes as they travel around the country.
In my nearby city of Philly, they charge income tax for those living in the city and they also charge another rate for those who live outside the city--including those who live in NJ. It's their city, they can tax those who work in their city/state.