November 7, 2019 / 8:42 PM / a month ago

IN BRIEF: Pro athletes challenge Pittsburgh's nonresident 'jock tax'

Unions representing professional baseball, football and hockey players have filed a lawsuit claiming that Pittsburgh’s novel law imposing a higher income tax rate on nonresident athletes when they play games in the city is unconstitutional.

In a complaint filed in Pennsylvania state court in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, the unions said the 3% tax adopted in 2005 violates athletes’ equal protection rights under the U.S. Constitution, as well as a state law requiring that income taxes be levied uniformly.

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