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house Bill H.R. 3830

PRO Sports Act

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PRO Sports Act

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude major professional sports leagues from qualifying as tax-exempt organizations.


Properly Reducing Overexemptions for Sports Act or the PRO Sports Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to remove professional football leagues from the list of tax-exempt organizations. No organization or entity shall be treated as tax-exempt if it: (1) is a professional sports league, organization, or association, a substantial activity of which is to foster national or international professional sports competitions (including by managing league business affairs, officiating or providing referees, coordinating schedules, managing sponsorships or broadcast sales, operating loan programs for competition facilities, or overseeing player conduct); and (2) has annual gross receipts in excess of $10 million.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedSeptember 26th, 2017
    Tax Exempt Status should be reserved for organizations working toward making the world a better place. That said, the motivation and timing of this particular bill is suspect. TAX POLICY,indeed legislation in general,should not be used as a POLITICAL CLUB. Congress, get back to your mandate as stated in the Constitution: "To provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States."
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