Why should Atlanta taxpayers rejoice when an elite MLB team like the Milwaukee Brewers comes to Georgia to face the Atlanta Braves?
Atlanta taxpayers should be elated when athletic teams come to visit Georgia, because the state of Georgia is able to collect state tax obligations from all of the active members of the Brewers roster. These state tax obligations are important to Georgia’s financial standing. This is because states traditionally utilize tax obligations to fund public sectors like healthcare, education, transportation, correctional facilities, etc. The Milwaukee Brewers will be playing in Georgia for three days so we decided to estimate the top six players state tax obligations.
The state tax obligation formula for athletes 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:
- Ryan Braun makes~ $20mm
- Lorenzo Cain makes~ $13mm
- Jhoulys Chacin makes~ $8.75mm
- Christian Yelich makes~ $7mm
- Eric Thames makes~ $5mm
- Chase Anderson makes~ $4.75mm
The MLB season is approximately 162 games. We already know that Georgia state tax is currently at 6% so we have all the data we need to estimate the top 6 earning Milwaukee Brewers Georgia state tax obligations.
- Ryan Braun will owe Georgia ~ $22,222
- Lorenzo Cain will owe Georgia ~ $14,444
- Jhoulys Chacin will owe Georgia ~ $9,722
- Christian Yelich will owe Georgia ~ $7,778
- Eric Thames will owe Georgia ~ $5,556
- Chase Anderson will owe Georgia ~ $5,278
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