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(Yahoo)   Looks like the IRS is targeting another non-profit group seeking tax-exempt status   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 87
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2013-05-22 03:53:35 PM
*please be the Church of Scientology*
*please be the Church of Scientology*
*please be the Church of Scientology*

Dammit.
 
2013-05-22 04:22:23 PM
Its ridiculous that a for profit entity like the nfl, who gouges millions of Americans with a polished media glut could even imagine they deserve tax exempt status.
 
2013-05-22 04:32:19 PM
About f*cking time.
 
2013-05-22 04:33:28 PM
OMG! This is the worst scandal since Watergate!
 
2013-05-22 04:33:57 PM

CapeFearCadaver: About f*cking time.

 
2013-05-22 04:35:11 PM
To be fair, football is like a religion to a lot of people.
 
2013-05-22 04:35:36 PM
The NFL is a tax-exempt organization?!

imageshack.us
 
2013-05-22 04:36:34 PM
miss diminutive:
*please be Churches*
*please be Churches
*
*please be Churches*

Dammit.

FTFM
 
2013-05-22 04:37:04 PM
They had... until now, this... multi-billion dollar... the.. they had.. they were ta.. tax exempt???  What the f*ck did they charter as, a religion?
 
2013-05-22 04:37:16 PM
I didn't even believe it when someone said that the NFL was a non profit.
 
2013-05-22 04:37:18 PM

Revek: Its ridiculous that a for profit entity like the nfl, who gouges millions of Americans with a polished media glut could even imagine they deserve tax exempt status.


No, it isn't, actually.  NFL-related revenues are taxed, just as those of the MLB, NHL and NBA are.  In each case though, they're just taxed upon either (1) the for-profit arm(s) of the league (e.g., NFL Business Ventures for the merchandising, NFL Films for revenues related to the NFL Network, etc.); or (2) the 32 teams.  The league serves as a financial "pass through" for its 32 member clubs.

If you want to hurt the NFL or MLB, take away not their tax exemptions, but their anti-trust exemptions.
 
2013-05-22 04:37:54 PM
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2013-05-22 04:38:19 PM
You know what? fark it. Get rid of tax-exempt status for everyone.
 
2013-05-22 04:38:27 PM
The NFL earns virtually nothing. It is an association of which its members earn billions which are taxed.
 
2013-05-22 04:39:36 PM

James F. Campbell: You know what? fark it. Get rid of tax-exempt status for everyone.


OK. No argument here.
 
2013-05-22 04:39:49 PM
While they're at it, they should look at the NCAA and its shady, exploitative practices.
 
2013-05-22 04:40:43 PM
When they want some sucker town to build them a new stadium....*

You call them a business. They say it's a GAME.

You say it's just a game.  They say it's a business.

* You know. Like how any employer of a few hundred people gets the taxpayers to build them their facility.
 
2013-05-22 04:41:24 PM

bunner: They had... until now, this... multi-billion dollar... the.. they had.. they were ta.. tax exempt???  What the f*ck did they charter as, a religion?


Don't be ridiculous. Now the SEC, THAT'S a religion!
 
2013-05-22 04:41:39 PM

Lucky LaRue: The NFL is a tax-exempt organization?!

[fffuuuuuu.jpg]


ditto.

mactheknife: No, it isn't, actually.  NFL-related revenues are taxed, just as those of the MLB, NHL and NBA are.  In each case though, they're just taxed upon either (1) the for-profit arm(s) of the league (e.g., NFL Business Ventures for the merchandising, NFL Films for revenues related to the NFL Network, etc.); or (2) the 32 teams.  The league serves as a financial "pass through" for its 32 member clubs.

If you want to hurt the NFL or MLB, take away not their tax exemptions, but their anti-trust exemptions.


Interesting, glad my outrage didn't go to 11.
 
2013-05-22 04:41:58 PM

Gyrfalcon: James F. Campbell: You know what? fark it. Get rid of tax-exempt status for everyone.

OK. No argument here.


You know what, count me in.
 
2013-05-22 04:42:22 PM

benh999: The NFL earns virtually nothing. It is an association of which its members earn billions which are taxedhidden in offshore accounts.


Shed a tear for those poor NFL owners.
 
2013-05-22 04:42:49 PM
Are you farking KIDDING ME?

I know the NFL does have a charitable organization attached to it, and they actually do some charitable work with kids, but COME ON. That is farking ridiculous.
 
2013-05-22 04:43:01 PM

benh999: The NFL earns virtually nothing. It is an association of which its members earn billions which are taxed.


If they don't earn anything, why would they worry about being taxed on it?
 
2013-05-22 04:44:27 PM
God. Every day I become smugger and smugger for not voting at all.

/I told you they were both monsters.
//you didn't listen.
 
2013-05-22 04:45:56 PM

fluffy2097: God. Every day I become smugger and smugger for not voting at all.

/I told you they were both monsters.
//you didn't listen.


BSABSDV?
 
2013-05-22 04:48:23 PM
Don't forget the PGA too!
 
2013-05-22 04:49:07 PM

mactheknife: Revek: Its ridiculous that a for profit entity like the nfl, who gouges millions of Americans with a polished media glut could even imagine they deserve tax exempt status.

No, it isn't, actually.  NFL-related revenues are taxed, just as those of the MLB, NHL and NBA are.  In each case though, they're just taxed upon either (1) the for-profit arm(s) of the league (e.g., NFL Business Ventures for the merchandising, NFL Films for revenues related to the NFL Network, etc.); or (2) the 32 teams.  The league serves as a financial "pass through" for its 32 member clubs.

If you want to hurt the NFL or MLB, take away not their tax exemptions, but their anti-trust exemptions.


I'm pretty sure a mandated true profit tax would help the american citizens as a whole.  It wouldn't be a penalty against the corps either.  The nfl like every other corp in the world doesn't deserve any kind of exceptions.  If they can't make it without them then they don't deserve to make it period.
 
2013-05-22 04:49:14 PM

fluffy2097: God. Every day I become smugger and smugger for not voting at all.

/I told you they were both monsters.
//you didn't listen.


Oh no, I've been in agreement for a long time.

I dislike and distrust every single manifestation of government and politics.

It's all corrupt right down to the bedrock.
 
2013-05-22 04:50:06 PM

James F. Campbell: You know what? fark it. Get rid of tax-exempt status for everyone.


this
 
2013-05-22 04:50:55 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: fluffy2097: God. Every day I become smugger and smugger for not voting at all.

/I told you they were both monsters.
//you didn't listen.

Oh no, I've been in agreement for a long time.

I dislike and distrust every single manifestation of government and politics.

It's all corrupt right down to the bedrock.


We have the government that reflects our values.
 
2013-05-22 04:53:04 PM

mactheknife: Revek: Its ridiculous that a for profit entity like the nfl, who gouges millions of Americans with a polished media glut could even imagine they deserve tax exempt status.

No, it isn't, actually.  NFL-related revenues are taxed, just as those of the MLB, NHL and NBA are.  In each case though, they're just taxed upon either (1) the for-profit arm(s) of the league (e.g., NFL Business Ventures for the merchandising, NFL Films for revenues related to the NFL Network, etc.); or (2) the 32 teams.  The league serves as a financial "pass through" for its 32 member clubs.

If you want to hurt the NFL or MLB, take away not their tax exemptions, but their anti-trust exemptions.


You didn't read the article. MLB no longer enjoys tax exemption. They decided to pay taxes to avoid disclosing the top executive pay
 
2013-05-22 04:53:16 PM
Sorry but with all the military posturing that goes on, it shouldn't be tax exempt.
 
2013-05-22 04:53:28 PM

mactheknife: If you want to hurt the NFL or MLB, take away not their tax exemptions, but their anti-trust exemptions.


Isn't MLB's anti-trust exemption based on a very old SCOTUS ruling that ruled that Major League Baseball isn't "interstate commerce" because it's nothing but playing a game?

Wouldn't they have to get that ruling overturned?
 
2013-05-22 04:54:06 PM

doyner: Agent Smiths Laugh: fluffy2097: God. Every day I become smugger and smugger for not voting at all.

/I told you they were both monsters.
//you didn't listen.

Oh no, I've been in agreement for a long time.

I dislike and distrust every single manifestation of government and politics.

It's all corrupt right down to the bedrock.

We have the government that reflects our values.


Hey now, there's a lot to be said for belligerent self interest with just a touch of unfounded haughty pride.
 
2013-05-22 04:55:24 PM
In the last few years the more I have learned of the NFL the more I have grown to just flat out hate it. I cannot even enjoy the game anymore.
 
2013-05-22 04:56:53 PM

numbone: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 224x225]


Go piss on the Capitol Building, gimpy. Those are the guys that create and amend the tax code.
 
2013-05-22 04:57:48 PM

Lucky LaRue: The NFL is a tax-exempt organization?!


This!
 
2013-05-22 04:58:25 PM

groppet: In the last few years the more I have learned of the NFL the more I have grown to just flat out hate it. I cannot even enjoy the game anymore.



I'd tell you to switch to college football, but the NCAA is even worse.
 
2013-05-22 04:59:09 PM
Headline fail. Senate hearings are seriously not an IRS investigation.
 
2013-05-22 04:59:54 PM
Strong-arming municipalities into funding stadia is now a charitable enterprise
 
2013-05-22 05:02:23 PM
Let's look at comparable businesses before just jumping to conclusions. Does the Columbian govt. tax the cartel or just the individual drug distribution businesses?
 
2013-05-22 05:02:25 PM

give me doughnuts: Go piss on the Capitol Building, gimpy. Those are the guys that create and amend the tax code.


Exactly. Have a cookie.
 
2013-05-22 05:04:07 PM

miss diminutive: *please be the Church of Scientology*
*please be the Church of Scientology*
*please be the Church of Scientology*

Dammit.


Everyone knows that the Church of Scientology is a scam....especially the folks that run it.  The problem is that they have the resources to perpetuate any litigation to the point that it is not cost effective for the federal government to intervene.
 
2013-05-22 05:13:00 PM
Who do they think they are, Apple?
 
2013-05-22 05:17:17 PM

CapeFearCadaver: Gyrfalcon: James F. Campbell: You know what? fark it. Get rid of tax-exempt status for everyone.

OK. No argument here.

You know what, count me in.


I'm down. Let's do this.
 
2013-05-22 05:23:37 PM

uncleacid: Who do they think they are, Apple?


RAND PAUL apology to Roger Goddell in 3...2...1...
 
2013-05-22 05:33:25 PM

miss diminutive: *please be the Church of Scientology*
*please be the Church of Scientology*
*please be the Church of Scientology*

Dammit.


Ditto.  Co$ needs the shiat taxed out of them.
 
2013-05-22 05:37:05 PM

benh999: The NFL earns virtually nothing. It is an association of which its members earn billions which are taxed.


I earn virtually nothing in comparison. Where's my tax exempt status?
 
2013-05-22 05:47:41 PM
id say doit

but will generate lots of angst from those that worship the tube

on further thot
why the asinine tag???
 
2013-05-22 05:50:01 PM

fluffy2097: God. Every day I become smugger and smugger for not voting at all.

/I told you they were both monsters.
//you didn't listen.


I did a write in ballot, I voted for Donald Duck.

/true story
 
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