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mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:25 PM Apr 2015

Change.org does get changes done. NFL relinquishes their tax-exempt status...

Just received this in my email:

Apr 29, 2015 — Congratulations Change Dot Org Member… WE DID IT!

If you have not heard the news, the NFL has voluntarily relinquished their tax-exempt status. Their official statement said that it had become a “distraction”.

Our numbers led Congress to take notice and start to really put pressure on the NFL. Roger Goodell saw the writing on the wall that, had they not made this decision, he would have been called before a Congressional Committee to defend their status.

I want to thank each and every one of the 429,565 signers of this petition who showed the great public support for this issue. Pat yourself on the back, because YOU were part of the movement that achieved this victory!

If you’ve been reading the news reports, however, you’ll know that this tax-exempt status is just the tip of the iceberg on taxpayer giveaways that benefit the NFL. Some members of Congress are already looking at their antitrust exemption.

Our petition had a great advocacy partner in Sports Fans Coalition, who helped get our petition before members of Congress. Our movement also gave birth to Sack NFL Tax Breaks Dot Org, an organization built to tackle the overall government subsidization of the league, which will now operate under the umbrella of the Sports Fans Coalition. We are joining forces to continue to represent both taxpayers and fans.

I have signed on to be a member of the Sports Fan Coalition and I hope you will, too!

http://sportsfans.nationbuilder.com/

Sports Fans Coalition already has some great successes under their belt. Last year they helped end the NFL blackout rule, and over the past few months, they have worked towards more television access and lower cable prices to watch your favorite sports teams, as they successfully fought the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.

We need to stick together and keep leagues, conferences, owners, and the media accountable. We need you on our team! I invite you to click the link below to sign up for the Sports Fans Coalition.

http://sportsfans.nationbuilder.com/

Thank you for taking action and making a difference!

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Change.org does get changes done. NFL relinquishes their tax-exempt status... (Original Post) mrmpa Apr 2015 OP
Now they'll have to file a few trees' worth of extra paperwork to legally evade taxes Scootaloo Apr 2015 #1
Yep. but,,,,,, mrmpa Apr 2015 #2
Not really. Angleae Apr 2015 #3
 

Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)
1. Now they'll have to file a few trees' worth of extra paperwork to legally evade taxes
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 06:34 PM
Apr 2015

Sorry to be a cynic, yes it's a goodthing, except for al lthe 747-sized loopholes for massive wealth in the tax code

Angleae

(4,559 posts)
3. Not really.
Thu Apr 30, 2015, 02:07 AM
Apr 2015

The NFL as an organization makes no profit, therefore won't pay taxes. The teams do make profits but they have never been a non-profit (except the Packers).

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