Today Atlanta United is facing the Columbus Crew in Georgia. Due to this the state of Georgia is now able to collect state tax obligations from all 30 active Columbus Crew players. These tax obligations are instrumental to Georgia’s economy. This has driven our desire to calculate approximately how much the Columbus Crew players will owe the state of Georgia.
An athletes’ out-of-state tax contribution is calculated by with the player’s salary, the number of games/matches in a sports season, the amount of days that game/match is being played in the state, and state tax percent.
[(An athlete’s salary) / (number of matches or games in the season that is played in the state) * (state tax percent)]
Spotrac.com lists the 6 top earning Columbus Crew players and their salaries as:
Federico Higuain makes~ $1.1mm
Jonathan Mensah makes~ $868K
Pedro Santos makes~ $794K
Gyasi Zardes makes~ $630K
Justin Meram makes~ $578K
Wil Trapp makes~ $550K
A MLS season has approximately 34 games. Georgia state tax is currently calculated at 6%. We have all the metrics needed to estimate approximately how much the top 6 earning Columbus Crew players will owe the state of Georgia.
Federico Higuain will owe Georgia ~ $1,941
Jonathan Mensah will owe Georgia ~ $1,534
Pedro Santos will owe Georgia ~ $1,402
Gyasi Zardes will owe Georgia ~ $1,112
Justin Meram will owe Georgia ~ $1,021
Wil Trapp will owe Georgia ~ $971
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