With football season in full swing, members of Congress are taking another hit at the NFL’s tax exempt status: a second bill has been introduced which aims to eliminating tax exempt status unless the Washington Redskins yank their name. Does it have enough support to make a difference?
Tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki walked away from her $1.45 million paycheck (by accident!) after placing at the U.S. Open. If you walked away from your paycheck, could you skip paying the tax on it?
We are in full World Cup mode at my house. My kids are huge soccer fans (you may know this if you’re a regular reader) and they’ve been counting down to the first game (Brazil beat Croatia) for months. They’ve made posters and charts and insisted on buying souvenirs, including a stuffed version of the Fuleco, the armadillo who serves as the current World Cup mascot. And predictably, they have peppered me with questions, mostly about FIFA since the initials appear on everything from Fuleco to the game balls. What is it? Who runs it? And their favorite question: who …
Over the past few days, like many of you, I’ve been glued to the NFL draft board (Forbes’ Darren Heitner had great coverage here). It was exciting to see who was picked first (Houston took Jadeveon Clowney); who bit on Johnny Manziel (sorry, Cleveland) and where Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in league history would go (St. Louis took him 249th). Interest in the draft has been, as ESPN commentator Mel Kiper, Jr., explained, “through the roof” which is great for the NFL. But wouldn’t it be cool if we had the same level of …
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It’s over. Today, Uli Hoeness announced that he would not seek an appeal of his tax conviction and would, instead, head off to jail.
It was a quick sentence but a powerful one: Bayern President Uli Hoeness was sentenced to more than three years in prison for evading taxes.
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FC Barcelona has paid $18.5 million to Spanish tax authorities amid allegations of improprieties related to the signing of Brazilian super star Neymar. Refusing to admit any wrongdoing, the club referred to the transfer as “voluntary.”
What’s the biggest soccer news to come out of FC Barcelona in recent months? Tax debt. Now that Messi has resolved his tax issues, the team has to grapple with questions over the Neymar transfer.