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I B Freeman
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NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes

Seems the NFL is a non profit organization from a tax standpoint.

They already enjoy an exemption from anti trust laws, millions in local subsidies and stadiums financed by the public. You would think they wouldn't mind paying some taxes.

I am sure Russian will soon tell us how wonderful this subsidy is.

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constant cough
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes



Plus they get the taxpayers to build new stadiums when the ones they have are still useable. Then they sell the naming rights and keep the money.


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THRILLHO
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
What difference does it make? The individual owners pay taxes on profits. Make the NFL pay taxes and the owners are paying less in taxes. It probably evens out, or at least comes close.


Powerman
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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It probably evens out, or at least comes close.


Based on what exactly?


TROLA
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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eems the NFL is a non profit organization from a tax standpoint.


From a tax standpoint..I can almost guarentee any tax status change would be tax neutral. All "profit" is distributed to the individual teams..

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They already enjoy an exemption from anti trust laws,


Agreed upon by the Players union

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millions in local subsidies and stadiums financed by the public.


Take that up with the local municipalities. Most are bad deals but what someone does in Minnesota isnt my business when it comes to their taxes.


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BBONDS25
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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The key difference is that the NFL distributes all its revenue back to the teams—after covering expenses such as rent, officiating crews, and Commissioner Roger Goodell’s $30 million salary.


From your link.


TrueTiger
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LSURussian
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
You've got to get over your obssession with me.


Powerman
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
So does the NFL really have no profit to report?



BBONDS25
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes



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So does the NFL really have no profit to report?


Don't know. I guess not. According to the article, after expenses, all revenues go to the teams.


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TROLA
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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So does the NFL really have no profit to report?




The last two years they lost a around 120 million combined.. Actually, there status hurt them from a tax standpoint during those years.


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NoSaint
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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So does the NFL really have no profit to report?


from my understanding

the actual entity of the "nfl" isnt a for profit business, its just an organizing entity for 32 individual businesses... all the money goes back to teams, where it is taxed



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TigerintheNO
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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They already enjoy an exemption from anti trust laws


Not all of them, they were granted an exemption in the '60s. That was so New Orleans could get the Saints.


But since then the NFL has been found guilty of anti-trust laws since then. (USFL case for example)


BBONDS25
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
Just wait until he starts telling us there is no economic advantage to the jobs the NFL creates.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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So does the NFL really have no profit to report?


It's an association of 32 for-profit entities. It's not a for-profit entity in and of itself.


Powerman
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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It's an association of 32 for-profit entities. It's not a for-profit entity in and of itself.


Gotcha. I thought maybe they made some money with content licensing litigation or something of the sort.


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Powerman
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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You've got to get over your obssession with me.

Maybe you should get over your obsession of thinking everyone is obsessed with you.



NoSaint
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
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It's an association of 32 for-profit entities. It's not a for-profit entity in and of itself.


right, i think most people fail to realize that its essentially a governing board for 32 businesses, not a business in and of itself really.


Y.A. Tittle
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
Come to think of it, I believe it's actually 31 for-profit entities and one non-profit. I'm almost positive the Green Bay Packers are set up as a community non-profit.


Mr.Perfect
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re: NFL--another special interest--pays no taxes
Correct


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