Key US Tax Rules For Foreign Athletes And Entertainers

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 3:31 PM EDT) -- When Canadian women’s tennis player Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams in a stunning upset in the 2019 U.S. Open, she probably wasn’t thinking about how that affected her taxes. But she should.

Given the growth of the sports industry not only within North America, but also internationally, it is increasingly critical that foreign athletes and entertainers become educated regarding the United States’ taxation of their income.[1]

U.S. Taxation of Foreign Athletes and Entertainers

Taxation of Foreign Athletes and Entertainers as Resident Aliens

The first step in determining the U.S. taxation of a so-called “foreign” athlete or entertainer (namely an athlete that...

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