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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:38 PM

 

Rubio bill eliminates federal tax on Olympic medals

Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Wednesday to eliminate the federal government’s tax on Olympic medals, saying the levy amounted to yet another way the government tries to punish those who succeed.

Athletes who win a gold medal also earn a $25,000 honorarium — and with it an $8,986 tax bill to the IRS, according to Americans for Tax Reform, which crunched the numbers. That covers both the honorarium and the tax on the value of the gold in the medal itself.

The silver medal tax comes to $5,385, and the bronze medal tax is $3,502 — including $2 for the value of the bronze medal itself, and the $10,000 honorarium.

That could leave amateur athletes — in many cases still teenagers — facing stiff tax bills when they return to the U.S.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/rubio-bill-eliminates-federal-tax-olympic-medals/

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Great Caesars Ghost Aug 2012 OP
bullwinkle428 Aug 2012 #1
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Turbineguy Aug 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Aug 2012 #4
Chorophyll Aug 2012 #5
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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:41 PM

1. The Washington Times doesn't have a history of spinning things

to the right, do they?

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. How many jobs were created

with this legislation?

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:52 PM

3. And another day,

his pay well earned.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:56 PM

4. Eliminate tax on the medals or also on the money??

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:02 PM

5. This just in: The World is Perfect; Republicans Have Nothing Important to Think About

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:06 PM

6. It is ridiculous. nt

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