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Noonan’s Notes Blog is written by a team of Hodgson Russ tax attorneys led by the blog’s namesake, Tim Noonan. Noonan’s Notes Blog regularly provides analysis of and commentary on developments in the world of New York and multistate tax law. Noonan's Notes Blog is a winner of CreditDonkey's Best Tax Blogs Award 2017.

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Bill concentrates his practice on federal and international tax law matters, including guiding Canadian and other non-U.S. clients on U.S. tax matters. He has …

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Sports Team Owners Strike-Out with Pass-Through Deduction

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This article originally appeared in Law360 and is reprinted with permission.

Much of the fanfare around last year’s federal tax reform was around the special 20% deduction applicable to income from flow-through entities like partnerships, S corporations and LLCs under IRC § 199A. But the new law generated more questions than answers, requiring the IRS to issue new regulations to help taxpayers and practitioners sort through all the details. Just recently, the IRS issued final regulations, and they came with some bad news for owners of your favorite sports team. Specifically, the new regulations confirm that sports team ownership falls within the definition of “athletics” and, therefore, is a disqualified activity, meaning team owners generally will be unable to qualify for the 20% deduction with respect to income generated from the team. In this post, we’ll explain what all the fuss is about.

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