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Athletic Coaches and the Tax Act

When the Tax Cut and Jobs Act became law in December of 2017 there was a question whether some of the highest salaried employees at non-profit organizations would be exempt from the $1M remuneration tax. In the majority of states, the highest salaried employees are athletic coaches.

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When the Tax Cut and Jobs Act became law in December of 2017 there was a question whether some of the highest salaried employees at non-profit organizations would be exempt from the $1M remuneration tax. In the majority of states (39 out of 50), the highest salaried employees are athletic coaches. Of the 50 U.S. states, a college football or men’s basketball coach were the highest-paid employee in 2016. Further Checking the Office of President University of California website the top 20 salaried employees are athletic coaches.

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