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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL Plans To Transition Away From League's Tax Exempt Status

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 15

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today informed owners in a memo that the league would transition to a taxable structure, describing the league’s tax exempt status as a distraction and having been mischaracterized. While the league's 32 teams pay taxes, and it was the few hundred million ...

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