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Multi State Tax Compliance - Chicago Fire v Atlanta United

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

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