Inconsistent chatter from a Sacramento-based 'Sconi attorney.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spitzer May Fall Victim to "Jock-less Tax"

From the TaxProfBlog who links to the Tax Foundation: Tax Policy Blog:

Governor Spitzer and his alleged valentine "Kristin" have more in common than you know. They'll both be filing personal income tax returns in the District of Columbia, or at least they will if they follow the ridiculous "jock tax" policy that both cities apply to visiting athletes.

When the Mets travel to DC to play the Nationals, for example, all the players, coaches, trainers—all employees who travel with the team—have to pay income tax to DC for those days. They are permitted to deduct those payments on their New York state tax returns, so it's mostly a silly mountain of paperwork that accomplishes nothing. The Nationals go through the same rigmarole in reverse.

That's probably what "Kristin" and Eliot will have to do. Her athletic endeavors and his coaching (allegedly a stern coach who demands some acrobatics that are "not safe") will be taxed here in DC in what might be called the g-string tax or maybe the jockless tax.


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