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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

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    But profiting based on "there's some money!" is ludicrous and does not constitute an argument.


    (I bet ecofarm morally panics into a sweat of hypocrisy over this simple artefact of the Principle of Universality)

    Both of those statements are moronic.

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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What does the organization itself really own? Team owners, coaches, players, fans all pay tax. You're gonna tax an organization for existing, according to the assets within the organization's members?
    Why would it have to own anything? If nothing else it is a business that provides a service, which is normally taxable.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Why would it have to own anything? If nothing else it is a business that provides a service, which is normally taxable.
    It is an association. Members own and sell, the NFL merely administers and regulates their organization. All of the NFL's employees and transactions are taxed. What is not taxed is money that comes from team owners to facilitate said administration and regulation. That money was already taxed when it was received by the team owner, generally a few times. And it will be taxed again when used by the NFL for said operations.

    The NFL does not generate $9b for itself, that goes to the owners. The NFL receives ~178m from owners for NFL association operations. That's about 1.5% of the cash generated by owners. We really need to tax the 178m, which has already been taxed and will be again when used, just because it is used for association purposes?


    Should the NRA be taxed based on member assets and profits?
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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What does the organization itself really own? Team owners, coaches, players, fans all pay tax. You're gonna tax an organization for existing, according to the assets within the organization's members?
    Sounds like property tax.
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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    A non-critical non-charity for-profit (in reality) business organization that makes a butt load of money, pays no income tax on it, AND begs (and gets) for free (and/or heavily subsidized) business facilities (read: stadiums). What a gig!

    The league and the teams might be separate legal entities, but that's more of a paper distinction as they intertwine and depend on each other. A league without teams would not work, and a team without a league would have nowhere near the same level of success. Even the best and most successful independent teams throughout sports history eventually fade and fail.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Sounds like property tax.
    Yes, but being assessed two (or three, including profit) times. First, the owner's capital is taxed, then when that capital generates profit the profit is taxed and some want again when he gives some of that profit to an association for the purpose of organization.

    Should the SPLC be taxed based on member assets profit?

    It's basically: "yes, we taxed the billions in owner's capital, yes we taxed the billions in owner's profit, yes we taxed all of the employees... but... we also want to tax the 178m that owners paid for association expenses."

    Even if we did tax the 178m, what difference does that make after taxing billions in owner assets and profits? It's means nothing, within its own context even, and there is no real legal basis for taxing a non-profit organization's administration fees.

    Should unions be taxed based on member assets and profits?



    Look, people wanna tax the 178m in administration fees? Yeah, tax that 1.5% of generated revenue twice; it will not make the slightest difference in tax revenue from NFL owners and members.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 10-28-12 at 02:15 PM.

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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Both of those statements are moronic.
    lol

    and yet they are based upon your statement

    (I predicted that ecofarm wouldnt even understand his own dogmatic rhetoric, and his response even surpassed my wildest expectation - and he has the audacity to use a noble creature of courage as an avatar - astonishing!!!))

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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    In my town, what should be taxed are the endless Mexican soccer games that completely take over every public park in town on the weekends and most evenings, forcing out all of the American families that paid for the parks.

    The soccer participants NEVER show up on park clean up days and they always leave the field littered with dirty diapers and beer cans. The police always have to respond at least 6 or 8 times whenever the soccer types are there. All at taxpayer expense. When do these people ever pay for anything?

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    Re: Why Isnít the NFL Taxed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Go buy nfl gear, game, etc and check the receipt.
    I fI buy and I pay the tax, is that the same as teh NFL being taxed?
    It feels like I am the one being taxed since I am the one paying it.
    I may be wrong.

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