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Olympic Medal Dreams: All That Glitters Is Taxable

Winning a medal in the Winter Olympics is not extremely lucrative for US athletes, with $25,000 awarded for gold, $15,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze. And that prize money is taxable by Uncle Sam. Even those with the lowest incomes will pay at least 10 percent to the IRS, and maybe more in state taxes.
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Large Chunk of Taxes Taken from Mickelson's UK Winnings

Phil Mickelson recently had about as perfect a two weeks in the United Kingdom as any professional golfer could hope for. Unfortunately for him, approximately 61 percent of his winnings will go to taxes.
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Chris Zorich Avoids Prison in His Tax Evasion Case

Back in March when Chris Zorich faced a Chicago judge to answer for his tax failings, he took it like a man. In the long run, this attitude might have bought him some mercy.
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Will Taxes Affect Dwight Howard's 'Decision?'

UPDATE: Did Taxes Push Howard to the Houston Rockets? On July13, the Houston Rockets will hold a press conference to announce free agent Dwight Howard has decided to join their ranks.
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Free Agency Brings Back Pivotal State Income Tax Issue

The NBA free agency period began hot and heavy on July 1, and for the NHL, it starts July 5. This means, once again, state income taxes are weighing in as these players negotiate for new contracts.
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Soccer Star Lionel Messi: A Tax Mess or Example?

UPDATE: "El Periodico," a Spanish publication, reports that in spite of protesting the government's claims, Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, have paid an enormous sum in additional back taxes and will not face tax charges.
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NBA Agent LaPoe Smith Jr. Indicted on Tax-Related Crimes

NBA agent LaPoe Smith Jr. of San Antonio is fighting one legal battle after another, though to some extent, the battles are connected. Smith has represented NBA stars that include Antoine Walker, Bo Outlaw, and Penny Hardaway as well as pro athletes from other sports.

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