Braves New World? Taxpayer Funding Remains A Concern As Atlanta Rushes Towards New Stadium

When I was in elementary school, I had two career paths in mind: shortstop for the Atlanta Braves or trial lawyer. This was the result of many long summer afternoons of sitting with my granddaddy watching Dale Murphy in the outfield and Perry Mason in the courthouse. We didn’t live in Atlanta. Or even in Georgia. We lived in North Carolina where, at the time, there were no professional sports teams. Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), however, beamed the Atlanta Braves via satellite into my grandaddy’s living room where we could watch hours of baseball and old TV reruns. It was …

Bayern Munich Keeps Winning Even As Their Chief Faces Trial For Tax Evasion

Bayern Munich just keeps winning as it marches towards the UEFA round of 16… But Bayern Chief Uli Hoeness isn’t having the same kind of luck. This week, Hoeness found out that he will face a trial on charges of tax evasion with respect to millions of Euros he kept hidden from German taxing authorities.

Back To School: Can You Deduct The Cost Of Playing Sports?

It’s Back To School Week on the blog! All week long, I’ll be answering your questions about school and tax – complete with fun giveaways. Next up: Playing sports while in school can be expensive. Are there are tax deductions or credits available to offset those costs?