Texans rated most desirable destination among Senior-Bowl Players

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  1. IDEXAN

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    No state tax, hot women, great weather a couple days out of the year, whats not to love about Houston.

    Besides in Texas, and its not in Southern Oklahoma like the Cowboys are!!!
     
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    ^And hot women. [​IMG]
     
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    You forgot skeeters and very large kookarachas. :tiphat:
     
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    It is worth noting that players' game checks are subject to the tax code of the state the game was played in. So, only the number of games played in state income tax-free states are not subject to state income tax. In 2012, for example, Texans players will have to pay state income tax on 6 of their game checks (@IND, @NEP, @NYJ, @DEN, @CHI, and @DET).

    Regarding the article, let's not forget this little snippet:
     
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    Really ? Sure ? I thought the taxpayers place of residence (domicile) was the determining factor about the taxability of income for state income tax purposes ? Obviously it's all subject to federal income taxes.
     
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    Yeah I am pretty sure that isn't true. If I work in Texas and my job has me driving to Kansas or Louisiana to drop off a load, I don't have to figure out how many hours of my pay were in LA or KS to pay the state.

    But also.. the Texans are an up and coming team, I think it will be easy to recruit this offseason if we have the money for it.
     


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    How does that compare to other states that were represented there?

    How do we stack up percentage wise?

    If the only votes for Texans came Texas college players then we have 4 out of 6 guys that want to stay in the state of Texas and play for the Texans (not the cowboys)...

    What percentage of other guys from other states wanted to stay in that state and play for a specific team in that state?



    Basically, my point is...so what?
     
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    I work all over the country and nowadays, if you work in a state, you pay state taxes to that state. You get most of it, if not all, back when you file your taxes.
    Several years ago, I used to be able to fill out a waiver showing that I resided in Texas and they wouldn't hold out a state income tax for me. The POS lawyers finally got around to closing that loophole.
    Hell, in '09 I got an IOU from California for taxes paid in '08. I finally got the money, but it took a while.

    As far as recruiting FA's, we have no money to pay them. Regardless of anything else, most FA's want you to show them the money. Some might be interested in Houston because we'll be regarded as a team with a good shot at winning the SB. Some FA's value that over gobs of cash.
     
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    Good article on it here.
    Given the relatively short schedule, the lack of a state income tax is a bigger deal in football (especially for a Texans player who plays two games against teams in Tennessee and Florida who also don't have state income taxes) than it would be in basketball and, especially, baseball, but it is true that a athlete for a Texas team does have to pay state income tax on at least some of his game checks.
     
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    Jake Johannsen on taxes:

    "So the accountant, he has my taxes, he has my information, for like two weeks or so. And then he mails me the packet of all the forms filled out, which is like that thick (fingers held apart) -- no exaggeration -- because every state I work in, I have to file a tax return, which is (audience groans) I know! It's ridiculous! I'm not, thank you for the sympathy, I'm just saying, I feel like I should be able to pay California, where I live, and then they should square up with the other states. When you get mugged by a gang of guys, you don't have to pay each individual guy. That's a service that they provide."
     
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    Or maybe they said that because the coaches from Houston were there and they aint gonna say Green Bay because who wants to live there?
     
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    The Texans coaches were coaching the Pro Bowl.

    The Vikings and Redskins coaches coached the Senior Bowl.
     
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    Yeah, I just realized that we were talking Senior Bowl. :kubepalm:
     
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    There are nine teams that got zero votes. I don't suppose we know which ones they are?
     
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    So, what does that mean?

    We're "viewed" as the Falcons, Steelers, & Raiders?

    Would have been nice if the other teams were the Patriots, Packers, Steelers, Ravens......
     
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