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Multi State Tax Compliance – Toronto Blue Jays V Atlanta Braves

The Toronto Blue Jays came all the way to Atlanta, Georgia taking on the Atlanta Braves in a best out of two series. This two day stay by the Toronto Blue Jays is extremely beneficial for the city of Atlanta because the Atlanta will be able to collect state taxes from every member of the Toronto Blue Jays active roster. We decided to estimate how much the State of Georgia will collect from the top 6 earners of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Athletes’ state tax obligation formula is:

[(An athlete's salary) / (number of matches or games in the season that is played in the state) * (state tax percent)]

We first need to identify what each players’ salary is for 2018.

According to Spotrac.com the 6 highest earning players and their salaries are:

  • Russell Martin makes~ $20mm

  • Marco Estrada makes~ $13mm

  • J.A. Happ makes~ $13mm

  • Kendrys Morales makes~ $11mm

  • Marcus Stroman makes~ $6.5mm

  • Curtis Granderson makes~ $5mm

The MLB has an intense season that consists of 162 games each year. Since we know that the Georgia State tax is calculated at 6% we have all the data we need to estimate how much the 6 highest Toronto Blue Jays players will owe the State of Georgia.

  • Russell Martin will owe Georgia ~ $14,815

  • Marco Estrada will owe Georgia ~ $9,630

  • J.A. Happ will owe Georgia ~ $9,630

  • Kendrys Morales will owe Georgia ~ $8,148

  • Marcus Stroman will owe Georgia ~ $4,815

  • Curtis Granderson will owe Georgia ~ $3,704

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