IRS 2020 Tax Payment Extension Details

Today, the IRS provided the full details of the tax payment extension in Notice 2020-17. The notice provides that individuals may defer up to $1 million of Federal income tax payments ($10 million for corporations) until July 15, 2020. For this purpose, Federal income...

All Time Highs Have You Worried?

Over the course of a summer, it’s not unusual for the stock market to be a topic of conversation at barbeques or other social gatherings. A neighbor or relative might ask about which investments are good at the moment. The lure of getting in at the right time or...

How To Negotiate Your After-Tax MLB Signing Bonus

It’s not what you sign for that matters but what you put in your pocket. As a player, your ultimate goal is not the gross MLB signing bonus amount; rather, it is the net (after-tax) amount. Are you familiar with how an MLB signing bonus is paid out? Historically,...
How The New Tax Reform Effects Your Signing Bonus

How The New Tax Reform Effects Your Signing Bonus

At the end of 2017 President Donald Trump approved “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)” which went into effect this year. There are new provisions that have a dramatic effect on your MLB Signing Bonus and now require more proactive planning than ever before. The...
Who Is Qualified To Be An Athlete’s Financial Advisor

Who Is Qualified To Be An Athlete’s Financial Advisor

Former Catcher For Red Sox Wins Case Against Merrill Lynch Adviser Five-time MLB all-star sues UBS, ex-rep for $7.6M NFL players hit Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley with $1.8M arbitration claims: The problem you face as a professional athlete is not the lack of people...
Before You Take Advice Do Your Homework

Before You Take Advice Do Your Homework

The two fatal mistakes athletes make are hiring the wrong advisors and trusting them far too much. Earlier this week 60 Minutes aired “Thrown for a Loss”  which shared the sad story of how several of the NFL’s biggest stars lost a total of $43 million in a risky...