Atlanta United is hosting the Chicago Fire for the second time this year. This means that the state of Georgia will be able to collect state tax obligations from all of the active Chicago Fire players again. These tax contributions are very beneficial to the state of Georgia's economy and can help fund very important public services. Our Atlanta jock tax CPAs have projected the top six earning Chicago Fire players approximate Georgia state tax obligations.

An athlete’s state tax obligation formula: [(The athlete's salary) / (number of games in the season that is played in the state) * (state tax percent)]

According to the 6 top earning players and their salaries are:

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger makes~ $6.1MM

  • Aleksandar Katai makes~ $1.276MM

  • Dax MacCarty makes~ $712K

  • Johan Kappelhof makes~ $595K

  • Michael de Leeuw makes~ $589K

  • Tony Tchani makes~ $353K

We already know that there are 34 games in the MLS season, and Atlanta United has hosted the Chicago Fire for one of those games so far. 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 ~ $21,529

  • Aleksandar Katai will owe Georgia ~ $4,505

  • Dax MacCarty will owe Georgia ~ $2,515

  • Johan Kappelhof will owe Georgia ~ $2,100

  • Michael de Leeuw will owe Georgia ~ $2,080

  • Tony Tchani will owe Georgia ~ $1,247


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