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Figuring athletes’ taxes is, well, taxing

Crunch time. A sprint to the finish. Game on. Accountants use all kinds of sports metaphors to describe tax season, but a few CPAs are closer to real-life fields, courts, and rinks than the rest.

Professional athletes have some of the most complicated tax bills in the country, and they generally don’t file via TurboTax or at the local H&R Block. More often, they recruit from the small roster of accountants­ who specialize in preparing returns for athletes.

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