Tuesday, February 9, 2016

California Imposes a "Jock Tax" on Super Bowl Players

California has become a separate country.  This hellhole state has its own immigration policy via sanctuary cities and now it has imposed a duty, or jock tax, on professional athletes who have the misfortune of playing there.

Since the Super Bowl will be held in Santa Clara, California this year, the visiting teams will end up paying the “jock tax.” The jock tax is a tax levied on professional athletes. States base this taxation of a player’s yearly income, which they then apply a duty day calculation, which looks at the ratio of duty days spent in-state against total duty days in a year. Because athletes from both Super Bowl teams have to spend several days in California for the event, they will all have to pay an obscenely high tax rate based on their entire year’s income!

Each member of the winning team will receive a $102,000 check from the NFL, members of the losing team will each receive $51,000 just for participating. This leaves those highly paid stars like Quarterback Cam Newton, who signed a five-year $103.8 million dollar contract last summer, in the red, according to Forbes.

He will owe California a total of $159,560 in taxes in 2016 just if they win and $159,200 if they lose, based on Forbes’ calculations, which factors 11 of the Panthers’ 206 “duty days” in 2016 taking place in California.

If Cam Newton is upset after losing the Super Bowl can you imagine when he gets California’s tax bill?


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