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Tennessee Legislature Votes To Eliminate "Jock Tax" For NHL, NBA Players

04 / 08 / 14

The Tennessee legislature yesterday "abolished the special tax professional hockey and basketball players pay when they play" in the state, according to Nate Rau of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. NHL players will see the "so-called jock tax" end once it is signed by Gov. Bill Haslam. However, NBA players...

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