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Friday, November 16, 2007

Tax Officials Dispute Derek Jeter's Claim of Florida Residency to Avoid New York Income Tax

From FOX News:  New York Tax Officials: Yankees Star Derek Jeter Is No Floridian:

New York City's quintessential A-list superstar, Yankees captain Derek Jeter, is in trouble with the taxman for claiming he resided in Florida during some of the biggest years of his Big Apple career.

New York state tax officials want Jeter to fork over what could be hundreds of thousands — even millions of dollars— in back taxes and interest for the years 2001 to 2003, when the baseball shortstop claimed residency in Florida, despite his high-profile presence in New York’s sports and gossip pages during that time.

Lawyers for Jeter, who has an off-season home in Tampa, Fla., dispute the claims that Jeter “immersed himself in the New York community” and made “numerous statements professing his love for New York" during the disputed period, according to documents published this week on a state Web site monitored by FOXNews.com. The posting came in the form of an administrative judge's rulings on a number of seemingly mundane issues related to the ongoing case.

(Hat Tip:  Jim Maule.)  Other press coverage:

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