Should Atlanta taxpayers celebrate when an elite MLB team like the Colorado Rockies visit Georgia to face the Atlanta Braves?
Atlanta taxpayers should absolutely celebrate when sport teams come to visit Georgia. This is because the state of Georgia will be able to collect tax obligations from all of the active members of the Rockies roster. State’s traditionally use the collected state tax obligations to fund public sectors. The Colorado Rockies are playing in Georgia for the next three days so we decided to to try and project the top six players approximate state tax obligations.
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 Spotrac.com the 6 highest earning players and their salaries are:
Ian Desmond makes~ $22mm
Nolan Arenado makes~ $17.75mm
Wade Davis makes~ $16mm
Charlie Blackmon makes~ $12.33mm
Gerardo Parra makes~ $10mm
D.J. LeMahieu makes~ $8.5mm
An MLB season has approximately 162 games. Georgia state tax is currently at 6% so we have all the data we need to estimate the top 6 earning Colorado Rockies Georgia state tax obligations.
Ian Desmond will owe Georgia ~ $24,444
Nolan Arenado will owe Georgia ~ $19,722
Wade Davis will owe Georgia ~ $17,778
Charlie Blackmon will owe Georgia ~ $13,704
Gerardo Parra will owe Georgia ~ $11,111
D.J. LeMahieu will owe Georgia ~ $9,444
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