Ohio 'Jock Tax' Ruling Could Be A Payday For Athletes
Law360, New York (April 30, 2015, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A Thursday ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court striking down Cleveland's method for calculating a "jock tax" on visiting professional athletes opens the floodgates for all athletes who have competed in the city in the past three years to request refunds.
The Ohio high court ruled in favor of two former NFL players, Hunter T. Hillenmeyer of the Chicago Bears and Jeffrey B. Saturday of the Indianapolis Colts, saying Cleveland's method of calculating the tax based on the proportion of games played in the city violated the Constitution's due process clause because it reaches income for services performed outside the city....
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