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A Republican Senator's Lonely Mission to Make the NFL Pay Taxes


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Carrie
- 311 days ago - businessweek.com
Wondering how an organization charging $2,600 for Super Bowl tickets qualifies for tax exemptions in the first place? It's a good question.The NFL qualifies as a 501(c)(6), a nonprofit category that includes chambers of commerce, trade groups, real...



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Debbie G. (314)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:12 pm
Not at all fair. Why should they be exempt from taxes, when they are a for-profit organization?
 

jess b (22)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:37 pm
This is what is bringing down America.
Kudos to the Republican with a spine and a conscience.
Thank you for sharing!
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:54 pm
Seems like this Rep. has the right idea
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 3:20 pm

Coburn hasn't had a good idea in his life. What's game Tommy? I know that sneaky little pea brain is up to something. Or maybe still pissed because Okkies do not field a pro team?

Tax the NFL and tax the churches or both go free.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 3:57 pm
The NFL qualifies for tax exemptions? This is just crazy. What sports crazy men in governments can get away with always amazes me.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 6:20 pm
Noted. I did not know this before now. There's enough steam coming out of my ears right now to get a train across America. This is absolutely something more should be aware of. Meanwhile, college tuition is skyrocketing, and the interest on student loans is causing some to commit suicide. But, hey, the good ol' boys club just loves their football! Thanks for the info, Carrie.
 

Carrie B. (304)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 6:23 pm
I didn't know about this either and it has me fuming!
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 6:38 pm
If the NFL is non-profit then maybe all those team owners should give up all of their perks, and over the top salaries. Then the players shouldn't be getting that ultra-ridiculous pay. The NFL is non-profit, RIGHT. What a joke...is it April Fool's Day??
 

Carla van der Meer (492)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 9:52 pm
I am shock, but not overly. Rich folks are experts at the art of tax evasion.Odd to be wish a Republican luck, but I hope this one's a touchdown for him.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:42 am
noted
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:23 am
That's outrageous! Tax the socks off them.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:25 am
noted
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:03 am
Considering the salary of the head of the NFL, I don't see this as a legitimate non-profit.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:04 pm
The NFL, in my opinion is not a non-profit and must pay the appropriate taxes.
Thank You Carrie. Noted.
 
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