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Multi State Tax Compliance – Miami Marlins V Atlanta Braves

Collecting state tax obligations is vital to a state’s financial standing. States utilize tax obligations to fund public sectors like education, health care, transportation, correctional facilities, etc. So when an elite MLB team like the Miami Marlins travel to Georgia to face the Atlanta Braves the state is able to collect state tax obligations from all of the active roster Miami Marlins players. Since the Miami Marlins are in Georgia for four days so we decided to estimate how much the state of Georgia will collect from the top 6 earners of the Miami Marlins.

An athlete's state tax obligation formula is: [(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:

  • Martin Prado makes~ $13.5mm

  • Starlin Castro makes~ $10.8mm

  • Wei-Yin Chen makes~ $10mm

  • Brad Ziegler makes~ $9mm

  • Justin Bour makes~ $3.4mm

  • Dan Straily makes~ $3.3mm

An MLB season consists of approximately 162 games each year. Since we are aware that the Georgia state tax is currently at 6% we have all the data we need to estimate how much the top 6 earning Miami Marlins players will owe the state of Georgia.

  • Martin Prado will owe Georgia ~ $10,000

  • Starlin Castro will owe Georgia ~ $8,042

  • Wei-Yin Chen will owe Georgia ~ $7,407

  • Brad Ziegler will owe Georgia ~ $6,667

  • Justin Bour will owe Georgia ~ $2,519

  • Dan Straily will owe Georgia ~ $2,500

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