Tenn. Pols Move To Eliminate 'Jock Tax' On NFL, NHL Players

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Tennessee lawmakers took initial steps Tuesday to repeal a controversial tax that the state collects from National Basketball Association and National Hockey League players and then passes on to the owners of the Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators.

Members of the House and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committees voted to move companion bills that would shield NBA and NHL players from continuing to pay the state's occupational privilege tax. Representatives from the leagues' players' associations' have claimed the peculiar structure of Tennessee's "jock tax" is...
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