athlete tax

(ATH.leet taks; TH as in thin)
A tax levied on professional athletes by the jurisdiction to which they travel to play a game.
Example Citation:
The councillors said the money raised through the athlete tax could be used to help subsidize the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, Ontario's National Hockey League teams.
— Robert MacLeod, "Toronto councillors want to tax visiting pros," The Globe and Mail, February 3, 2000
Earliest Citation:
Gov. Jim Edgar on Thursday gave approval to a bill known as "Michael Jordan's Revenge" that would impose state taxes on the portion of income that visiting professional athletes earn in Illinois.
— "Pro athlete tax signed by Edgar," Chicago Tribune, September 27, 1991
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