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Top U.S. court sacks ‘jock tax’ appeal

Thursday, February 04, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

The United States Supreme Court has rejected a bid [denied certiorari] by the city of Cleveland to appeal rulings by the Supreme Court of Ohio involving two National Football League players, including a landmark decision expected to have a significant impact on how other professional athletes visiting Cleveland are taxed.

The state’s Supreme Court ruled in April 2015 that Cleveland’s method of imposing its two per cent municipal tax on athletes’ earnings based on games played was unconstitutional in the case involving Hunter Hillenmeyer, a former...