Taxing Olympic medal winners?

August 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to eliminate the tax.  From the article:

Athletes who win a gold medal also earn a $25,000 honorarium — and with it an $8,986 tax bill to the IRS, according to Americans for Tax Reform, which crunched the numbers. That covers both the honorarium and the tax on the value of the gold in the medal itself.

The silver medal tax comes to $5,385, and the bronze medal tax is $3,502 — including $2 for the value of the bronze medal itself, and the $10,000 honorarium.

I love that some bureaucrat sat down to figure out the value of the bronze in the medal.  What bottom feeders…