Tag Archives: Sports

Coaching Expenses

Today TaxMama hears from Mimi in the TaxQuips Forum who tells us. “My husband coaches my son’s Little League and travel basketball team.  Occasionally, he buys equipment for the team’s use and hosts an after-season party, complete with pizza, cake and beverage.  Some of these expenses are not reimbursed by the league.  Are these deductible?  How about […]

Two Choices

What would you do? Would you make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice? At a fundraising dinner for Chush , a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a […]

Why Golf is Such a Superb Sport

The following is not intended to offend fans of tennis, basketball, football, baseball , or hockey. It is, rather, an attempt to put everything in its proper perspective. Ever wonder why golf is growing in popularity and why people who don’t even play go to tournaments or watch it on TV? The following truisms may […]

Perfect Attendance

On June 2, 1925, New York Yankees manager Miller Huggins replaced first baseman Wally Pipp with young Lou Gehrig, the pride of Columbia University. Gehrig would go on to play in every Yankee game, every season through April 30, 1939. His record of 2130 consecutive games, played through illness, injury, and even bone fractures, would […]

Team Sponsorship

Today TaxMama hears from Stacy in California with this situation. “My husband runs a travel softball team and we allowed the players to get sponsors. The rule was that the first 25% of the sponsorship went to the team; and the other amount went to their individual accounts. We have a player who did this, […]

Poker Tournament Winnings Must be Reported to the IRS

IR-2007-173, Oct. 19, 2007 [Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service] WASHINGTON — Starting next year, casinos and other sponsors of poker tournaments will be required to report most winnings to winners and the Internal Revenue Service, according to the IRS. The new requirement, which goes into effect on March 4, 2008, was contained in guidance […]

Tax on Barry Bonds’ Ball

Today we hear from Christine in PA who throws us this curve ball. She says, “I just saw on the news that the gentleman that caught Barry Bonds 756th home run ball is selling it because he can’t afford the tax bill for just possessing it. I’m not aware of the tax that would be […]