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America’s Olympic Athletes Should Be Taxed on Their Winnings (but Not by the IRS)

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 10:11 AM
Not quite the same as working for a private company but the thought is there. Personally I don't think military people should pay ANY income tax.
Dorothy152 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 3:40 PM
sylvia55 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 10:22 AM
It is silly, isn't it. We give them the money and take it back. I know government employees are the same, but they're not risking their lives and they make so much more! This should be a reward for service.

My friends at Americans for Tax Reform have received a bunch of attention for a new report entitled “Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS.”

In this clever document, they reveal that athletes could face a tax bill – to those wonderful folks at the IRS – of nearly $9,000 thanks to America’s unfriendly worldwide tax system.

The topic is even getting attention overseas. Here’s an excerpt from a BBC report.

US medal-winning athletes at the Olympics have to pay tax on...