Former NFL Player Wins Case Over Cleveland’s “Jock Tax” Methods

Former NFL Player Wins Case Over Cleveland’s “Jock Tax” Methods

(EDrost88)

Most people dreaming of a career in professional sports that will take them around the country to play for huge crowds in major U.S. cities are probably imagining the glitz and glamor that goes with that job. But then there’s the un-fun parts, like paying taxes in each one of those states, as well as some cities that levy taxes against income earned locally. One former NFL player filed a lawsuit against Cleveland’s so-called “jock tax,” not to dispute that he owed taxes there, but because of how the city calculated what he owed.

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Brazil Suspends Uber, Uber Keeps Driving

Brazil Suspends Uber, Uber Keeps Driving

(Roger Schultz)

Car-hailing app Uber has racked up another municipality on its list of places where the service has been banned, yet drivers remain on the roads anyway. That distinction belongs to the entire nation of Brazil, where a judge has ruled that providing rides to strangers is the exclusive right of licensed taxi services.

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PRO Students Act Aims To Protect Students From For-Profit Colleges’ Bad Behavior

PRO Students Act Aims To Protect Students From For Profit Colleges’ Bad Behavior

(Dustin Michelson)

It’s difficult to go a month or even just a few weeks without hearing of another for-profit college being under investigation for unscrupulous practices, such as inflated job placement rates and pushing students into costly student loans. New legislation announced today aims to curtail the number of investigations we hear about by protecting students from predatory, deceptive, and fraudulent practices in the for-profit college sector, before they even enroll.

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