Monday, January 21, 2013
Sports Illustrated: Mickelson Plans 'Drastic Changes' in Response to Tax Hikes:
Phil Mickelson said he will be making "drastic changes" because of recent tax increases, including California's new, highest-in-the-nation income tax on the wealthy, and he suggested that the tax was one of the reasons he withdrew from the investment group that purchased the San Diego Padres.
"There are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state and, you know, it doesn't work for me right now," Mickelson said after his T37 finish at the Humana Challenge in Palm Spring, Calif. "So I'm going to have to make some changes."
Unlike most of his fellow PGA Tour players who live in tax-friendly states like Florida and Texas, Mickelson chooses to live in high-tax California, his home state, where residents voted in November to raise tax rates to 13.3 percent from 10.3 percent for those making more $1 million. ...
"If you add up all the federal and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and the state, my tax rate's 62, 63 percent," Mickelson said. "So I've got to make some decisions on what I'm going to do."
- CBS News, Phil Mickelson Says Changes Coming Because of Taxes
- Forbes, Golfer Phil Mickelson May Call It Quits Due To Climbing Tax Rates
- New York Times, Uneasy in the Political Climate, Mickelson Talks Like Someone Ready to Step Away
- USA Today, Phil Mickelson Talks Taxes, 'Drastic Changes'