Pro Athletes Balk At 'Jock Tax' In Tenn., Ohio

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 6:36 PM EST) -- Pro athletes subject to special income taxes imposed by 18 states continued their fight for repeal Monday, moving closer to resolving the constitutionality of “jock taxes” that generate $4.5 million each year in Tennessee and Ohio alone, according to Ohio Board of Tax Appeals filings.

Players unions are challenging special taxes that target pro athletes who visit other states to play away games, with some states imposing up to $2,500 in taxes per player, per game.

The National Hockey League Players Association is moving on two...
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