Amazon's Deeply Discounting Tax Software Today, Plus More Deals

If you still haven't settled up with Uncle Sam, Amazon's offering terrific prices on H&R Block Tax Software, today only. Prices start at just $17 for the Deluxe edition (compared to $45 when purchased directly from H&R Block's website), and stretch up to $37 for Premium & Business (compared to $80). » 3/01/15 9:05am 3/01/15 9:05am

The Tax Man Collects From Everyone, Even The Jocks

Tax season is upon us. From now until April, Americans get to enjoy the annual reminder that Uncle Sam is not the cool uncle. » 2/03/15 4:30pm 2/03/15 4:30pm

Get Ready For Tax Season With This Discounted H&R Block Software

2014 is in the rear view mirror, so in the next few months, we'll all have to settle up with Uncle Sam. If you're a sane person with fairly standard finances, you use software to do this, and several of H&R Block's offerings are heavily discounted today on Amazon. » 1/02/15 9:45am 1/02/15 9:45am

ESPN Has Received $260 Million In State Tax Breaks In 12 Years

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. » 12/27/13 10:41am 12/27/13 10:41am

Does Manny Pacquiao Have Any Money Left?

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. » 11/26/13 12:01pm 11/26/13 12:01pm

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 with a fat $7,500 check to the ownership group that waived him." [Grantland] » 7/19/13 7:06pm 7/19/13 7:06pm

Lionel Messi Accused Of Tax Fraud

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. » 6/12/13 9:33am 6/12/13 9:33am

Tom Coburn Wants To Revoke Sports Leagues' Tax-Exempt Charity Status

Last week Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma introduced an amendment to a bill called the Marketplace Fairness Act (the so-called "Internet tax") that would revoke the tax-exempt status of sports leagues. This is the news, and Think Progress has covered it nicely here. Also news, to most people: Sports leagues… » 4/27/13 9:44pm 4/27/13 9:44pm

The Panthers Want $200 Million In Public Funding To Renovate Their…

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. » 2/13/13 4:40pm 2/13/13 4:40pm

Rich Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Going To Take "Drastic" Action To Escape…

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… » 1/22/13 4:35pm 1/22/13 4:35pm

The Dolphins Want Taxpayers To Help Them Renovate Sun Life Stadium

We called this one a couple of months ago, but the Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross made it official today—they want to make $400 million worth of renovations to Sun Life Stadium, and they want state and local governments to pay for some, possibly most of it. » 1/14/13 2:10pm 1/14/13 2:10pm

The Buffalo Bills Are Not Moving To Toronto, Los Angeles Or Anywhere…

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… » 12/22/12 9:45am 12/22/12 9:45am

A Guide For Sports Fans (And Would-Be Plutocrats) To Doing Your Taxes

Those of you who are not Darryl Strawberry will be spending the next few days on your tax returns. Here are a few practical things—and a number of not-so-practical things—that every sports fan should know about his or her taxes. » 4/12/12 11:25am 4/12/12 11:25am

Anthony Mason Is Now Wisconsin's Second-Worst Tax Offender, And Latrell…

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… » 1/12/12 11:30am 1/12/12 11:30am

Why Albert Pujols Really Doesn't Care About The Money

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" he's getting from the Angels. Meanwhile, the zero state income tax is the reason every… » 12/12/11 5:00pm 12/12/11 5:00pm

Tennessee's Pro Athlete Tax: You'll Find No Sympathy Here

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. » 3/28/10 3:00pm 3/28/10 3:00pm

MLBPA's Charity Block Will Cost Players In The Long Run

The players' union has struck down the "Manny Ramirez provision," which allowed teams to force players to donate to charity as part of their contracts. But it looks like the MLBPA might've hurt their own guys on this one. » 2/04/10 7:35pm 2/04/10 7:35pm

Bulgarian Soccer Wives Narcing On Their Husbands

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. » 12/27/09 1:15pm 12/27/09 1:15pm

Last Day To Avoid Tennis Tax Jail

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. » 4/17/07 5:00pm 4/17/07 5:00pm