Wisconsin taxes professional baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer athletes who don’t live in Wisconsin for the income they receive when their team plays in Wisconsin.
Here’s how much Major League Baseball players and team staff paid annually over the past decade, according to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue:
The Milwaukee Brewers baseball team says American Family Field, where it plays, needs $448 million in renovations.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled Legislature are considering whether to commit taxpayer money toward the renovations.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican, said in May 2023 that he is open to using the tax revenue received from visiting baseball players toward the renovations.
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Wisconsin State Legislature Tax 2.31: Compensation received by nonresident members of professional athletic teams (page 11).
DocumentCloud MLB income tax withholdings email
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