Tonight Atlanta United is playing the Chicago Fire in Atlanta, Georgia. We want to know what the State of Georgia will collect from the top 6 earners of the Chicago Fire. In order to accomplish this we first need to know what each players’ salary is for 2018.
According to Spotrac.com the 6 highest earning players and their salaries are:
Bastian Schweinsteiger makes~ $6.1mm
Aleksandar Katai makes~ $1.14mm
Dax MacCarty makes~ $700K
Johan Kappelhof makes~ $555K
Michael de Leeuw makes~ $525K
Tony Tchani makes~ $320K
We then need to know how many games are in a MLS season, and according to Atlutd.com there are 34 games in the MLS season. Since we know that the Georgia state tax is calculated at 6% we can now project how much the 6 highest Chicago Fire players will owe the state of Georgia.
Bastian Schweinsteiger will owe Georgia ~ $10,764
Aleksandar Katai will owe Georgia ~ $2,011
Dax MacCarty will owe Georgia ~ $1,235
Johan Kappelhof will owe Georgia ~ $979
Michael de Leeuw will owe Georgia ~ $926
Tony Tchani will owe Georgia ~ $564.71