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Tax free non-profit organizations

It is hard to understand any organization that makes 9 Billion a year as non-profit. That is the case of the National Football League. They pay Roger Goodell 29.6 million a year to manage that money. He then disperses it to the owners, and teams. Is doing this money laundering as the taxpayers are "cheated" out of hundreds of millions in taxes a year.

I only use the NFL as an example ... PGA, NHL, etc .. all have the same 501c3 agreements.

They are the true 1% that is never attacked or considered. They make 9 Billion a year not have a Billion dollars total over the years. That makes them many times richer than the wealthy but pay nothing. Taxes become necessary at the lower levels when the NFL makes payments out.

Should we reconsider the professional sports as charitable organizations or is this just a tax dodge.

This is also true of all college bowl games, and many other big money events.

This is easy to research ... look into it and express your thoughts.

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    Jan 26 2014: We should rethink all tax exempt organizations - Hospitals, Churches, etc. So many companies abuse this status that it is time for a total change in non-profit designation.
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    Jan 25 2014: I did not realize that but I am not at all surprised. Companies formed corporations to get out of liabilities, now they are not happy with paying any taxes at all so what is the next step? My guess is they will want all of us to work with no benefits and for nothing. Opps... they are already doing that aren't they! They just do it in another country that cannot defend it's self.
    Aren't these corporate people just special?
    I propose a bounty like we have with some of the other unwanted creators that disturb us in one way or another. Everybody ante up a dollar and winner take all. We could all go out for a thanksgiving hunt. Whoever bags the most get's to retire for life. Of course we will want to video tape it to make the next viral Youtube video.
  • Jan 24 2014: As I said earlier on a different discussion. I am for cancelling all tax exempt status for every organization, also the special status of major league baseball to be exempt from anti trust laws.
    • Jan 27 2014: Y'know, it may be time for that. No special favors for anybody. Everybody gets hit the same, at the same flat percent rate, people and "corporations". No diddling around with "deductions", either. People who make very little will pay very little. People and "corporations" that make a lot will pay a lot, all assessed at a flat rate. No quibbling over whether a "deduction" is "fair" or not or whether a particular bracket is "fair" or not.
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    Jan 24 2014: "Should we reconsider the professional sports as charitable organizations or is this just a tax dodge."

    I know next to nothing about the NFL, PGA or NHL.....but i sounds like the latter to me!
    Yes they absolutely should contribute something. When my father died he had saved x amount to pass on to his family, that sum was taxed, even though in saving that money he had paid tax already by working for it! Its a bitter taste when you see average people pay tax sometimes several times before getting anything for the money, while billions such as this go untouched, often into the pockets of people who do not need it.

    A crying shame...