Players' Unions Take Aim At How Jock Taxes Are Applied

Law360 (November 18, 2019, 8:59 PM EST) -- The players' associations for Major League Baseball, the NHL and the NFL have thrown their weight behind an effort to lessen a tax on professional athletes playing in Pittsburgh, the latest legal challenge that could save athletes thousands of dollars per year in so-called jock taxes.

States and cities have a right to tax income earned by professionals within the jurisdiction, and big-league pro athletes have high pay and well-publicized schedules, making them easy to target. As a result, most states and some cities have special taxes on pro athletes informally called jock taxes, making filing tax returns for athletes who...

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