• Paying to Play in Memphis? The Strange Case of Tennessee's Jock Tax

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 19, 2013
    Johnson, unbeknownst to him at that time, was about to become the poster boy for a fight against Tennessee’s so-called “jock tax” one of the harshest and quirkiest in the country, per tax experts. Any NBA player who is on a team’s roster during any game in Memphis has to pay a flat tax bill of $2,500 for that game. Tennessee is also among the group of states that lack a regular income tax, so athletes who live there catch a break in that sense. The idea is pretty basic: Professional athletes draw giant ga...
    Source: grantland.com
    • Zach Lowe on how Tennessee's "jock tax" affected Chris Johnson, who signed two 10-day contracts last

      Zach Lowe on how Tennessee's "jock tax" affected Chris Johnson, who signed two 10-day contracts last season with the Grizzlies: "Johnson earned about $54,000 from those two 10-day deals (eight games played) and had to start his tax prep w…
      Source: deadspin.com

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