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IRS Targeting MLB Clubhouse Employees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 02 July 2007 11:05

MLBThe IRS is investigating whether clubhouse employees are pocketing large sums of income via tips and gratuities paid under the table that many high salary players are offering up.

The NY Post is reporting that up to 150 clubhouse employees are being investigated across the league for possible tax evasion. Some of the employees have met independently with former Senator George Mitchell regarding his steroid investigation, as well. As reported:

The clubhouse-tip investigation - although separate from Mitchell's probe - gained momentum from the guilty plea of former Met clubhouse worker Kirk Radomski, who admitted earlier this year to providing players with steroids.

Investigators stepped to the plate last year after noticing that hundreds of MLB players - who are not accused of any wrongdoing - are annually claiming thousands of dollars in tips to clubhouse workers as tax deductions.

But similar income citations are not being made on returns of clubhouse employees, the sources said.

Some of the amounts being collected certainly raise eyebrows, with tips ranging “from $100,000 to over $1 million per clubhouse crew”.



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