Client Alert

| January 30, 2008

Taxing Endorsement and Other Income of Foreign Athletes in the United States

The US Internal Revenue Service recently has begun an aggressive targeting of foreign athletes in an effort to collect US federal income taxes attributable to the athletes’ endorsement and other income. While US tax law always has provided for an apportionment of endorsement and other income to the United States based on where the athletes performed their services, the IRS has proposed a new regulation clarifying the standard for apportioning an athlete’s worldwide income between the United States and foreign countries. This new proposed regulation will not affect athletes who are US citizens or residents, as they are taxed in the United States on their worldwide income.

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