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Bummer: Olympian Medalists Owe Major Taxes on Winnings

wsmith-84 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 12:31 AM
AND: "did you not read that the US tax code is the ONLY one to TAX income overseas by ANY advanced nation?" That is a factually FALSE statement. Typical nutter, believe anything written by any and all right-wing propagandists on TH. No need to determine if it's true or not.

If you're anything like me, you've spent the last few days absorbing every Olympic event in which the United States has competitors (so, yeah, sorry handball), and cheering on the amazing American men and women who are winning medal after medal. They represent our country with grace, and win with honor, all while providing us an opportunity to revel in the fact that we live in the greatest country on earth.

Thus, I found it absolutely galling to learn that the US government congratulates the medalists with a big, fat tax bill when they return stateside. Oh yes: Olympic...