Author Topic: Shohei Ohtani  (Read 8010 times)

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Offline dcpatti

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Re: Shohei Otani
« Reply #50: November 10, 2017, 12:25:03 PM »
Federal law is that your income is taxed where you live. The employer pays payroll and related taxes wherever the business is based. But some cities and states add a “jock tax” where they collect some tax on the money you earn while playing in that state or city. https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/fun-facts/7-crazy-taxes-from-the-us-and-abroad/L503QNBEQ

So no matter where you live, if you earn money playing even 1 game in Cali, Cali takes a cut.

This is kind of like Spain where you pay tax when you do business in Spain even if you’re British. But in Spain if you work outside of Spain, it’s tax free, which is part of the reason why my teammate in Spain is always the first one to volunteer for field assignments.