So, apparently NFL players pay income taxes in each of the states they play games in.
IF I go on an out of state work trip, am I supposed to file in that state? I've never heard of such a thing. Do the coaches/NFL staff? IF the answer to either is no, why are various workers treated differently?
I have a neighbor who is high up in one of the big accounting firms. Has accounts all over the country. A few years ago told me they had to file state tax returns in 6 states.
The tax code is an absolute mess.
They've got to get work to all those accountants somehow
They took MD taxes out for the month he was home.
True enough, but this issue is about state taxes. City tax as well I imagine.
I'm 98% sure that's what he told me.
These are state-by-state requirements.
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I believe it is based on if you work more than 30 days (or something like that) in NY you need to file state income tax there and they based it on my expense reports. Such a pain in the ass, because then MA tax return gets prorated too.
Many states are like this I guess. I'm surprised the NFL has to do it for away games.
I could see it for a player on the Giants who lives in NY since they work in NJ, but not for example Giants players having to file PA state income tax (if there is one) for that one game they play against the Eagles.
If you are an NFL player you can save a lot of money if your team's schedule includes stops in Miami, Jax, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas and Seattle in one season. Or the jackpot is to play for one of those teams and visit the other 7 cities. Theoretically, you could have 16 untaxed games (though that is pretty unlikely).
The NY State Tax Dept used to have a special audit group that looks at the NYS income taxes of professional athletes (NFL MLB NHL, etc.) who spend time or compete in New York. This was true many years ago. I don't know if it is still true.
Even if they would consider this it would be nearly impossible because it would depend on the team's away schedule too. And the rules can vary by the number of days you actually reside in a state.
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