Washington (July 9, 2002) -- More and more non-athletes are being unfairly hit with the so-called jock tax, originally designed to tax professional athletes, according to a report issued by the Tax Foundation.

The athletes who pay the most are those who make their homes in states that have no state income tax or a low rate. For example, Major League baseball player Alex Rodriguez, whose home state of Texas has no state income tax, will be paying almost $9,000 in jock taxes to Wisconsin for the privilege of playing a few innings in Tuesday night’s All Star Game in Milwaukee, according to David Hoffman, Tax Foundation economist and the author of the report.

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