ESPN has been in Connecticut since its inception in 1979, transforming Bristol from a doorbell-manufacturing town with a borrowed name and little else to the roosting place of the Worldwide Leader in Sports. In return, the state has been very forgiving to ESPN come tax time. »
Manny Pacquiao claims he has had to borrow tens of thousands of dollars to send relief to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, because his bank accounts have been frozen by the Philippine government as it pursues $50 million in back taxes it claims he owes. »
Zach Lowe on how Tennessee's "jock tax"
A Spanish prosecutor has formally filed a complaint against Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and his father, accusing the two of submitting fraudulent tax returns for four years. »
Last week Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma introduced an amendment to a bill called the Marketplace Fairness Act (the so-called "Internet tax"
Bank of America Stadium is a perfectly modern and lovely venue that hosts 10 football games a year. But Panthers owner Jerry Richardson wants more! He wants new escalators! A new video board! Better wi-fi in the stadium! And he wants you—the fan who already pays to attend games—to pay for most of the upgrades. »
This past weekend, wealthy golfer Phil Mickelson took some time during a press conference to express his displeasure with the current federal and state tax codes. Like Gerard Depardieu, Mickelson finds the burden of being a multi-multimillionaire in a confiscatory socialist political system too much to bear. Here's… »
The lease on Ralph Wilson Stadium was set to expire in July, and, while team owner and president Ralph Wilson has long said that the Bills wouldn't move while he was alive, Ralph Wilson is 94, and the Bills seemed to be inching further away from Buffalo every season. "Home" games in Toronto's Rogers Centre every season… »
Over the summer, we learned that former NBA player Latrell Sprewell was officially Wisconsin's worst tax scofflaw, thanks to the state's public list of the top 100 delinquent taxpayers. Back then, Sprewell owed more than $3.5 million—but as of this week, he's no longer on the list. Anthony Mason, who last played with… »
Infographics: we have them! Click to enlarge. Turns out that by moving to a state with one of the highest income tax rates in the nation, Albert Pujols has a legitimate claim to not worrying about the extra "$3 or $4 million a year"
It took Brian Rafalski complaining about Tennessee's tax that targets visiting players before everyone decided that it's a huge injustice. And while it is pretty bizarre, it's certainly not a death knell for Tennessee pro sports. »
Bulgaria's soccer stars have been filing tax returns claiming they make the league minimum, and the Bulgarian IRS is investigating. But who tipped off the feds? Their WAGs, flaunting their wealth. »
If you haven't been paying attention, thanks to Sunday being a Sunday and yesterday being some sort of weird DC holiday, today is officially tax day (there's enough, you know, actual news going on today that the yearly "Everyone's at the post office at the last minute!" stories have fallen through the cracks. »