Taking a Sack: The NFL and its Undeserved Tax-Exempt Status
19 Pages Posted: 13 May 2010
Date Written: May 11, 2010
This is an article about the NFL's tax status with some humor thrown in. Enjoy. I've tried to make it readable. Here's the mandatory roadmap: Part I of this article discusses the NFL’s current tax status. Part II attempts to put the NFL’s tax and antitrust exemption in proper context. Part III analyzes the NFL business model from a critical perspective, asking whether the NFL’s nonprofit staus is deserved. More importantly, Part III begins with a great Dave Barry quote. This piece concludes, more or less, that the NFL should stop blowing smoke up a certain orifice of the American taxpayer and start paying its taxes.
Keywords: NFL, Tax-Exempt, G3, Stadium Loans, Antitrust, 990, salaries, nonprofit, 501(c)(6)
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