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Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

Posted on: July 13, 2011 1:43 pm
Edited on: July 13, 2011 2:30 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Christian LopezThe fan who returned Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit ball may get tax relief from several companies that are hoping to get good P.R. by taking care of what could be a $14,000 bill from the IRS for the goodies the Yankees gave 23-year-old Christian Lopez.

Interested parties include beer company Miller and sporting good store Modells.

"Miller High Life believes you should be rewarded for doing the right thing, not penalized," Miller High Life brand manager Brendan Noonan said, according to  Darren Rovell of CNBC. "We want to recognize Christian Lopez, and in turn everyone like him, for doing the common sense thing and help him continue to live the High Life."

Miller also offered to throw a party for Lopez and his friends with free beer.

Modells said it would donate five percent of its proceeds from Yankees gear sales from July 13-19 to Lopez's tax fund, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

After catching Jeter's ball, Lopez gave the ball back to Jeter, asking only to meet the Yankee captain. The Yankees showered him with gifts, including tickets to games for the rest of the season and autographed memorabilia, worth as much as $60,000.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:07 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:16 am
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

I will should preferably area, your company picked your keywords really. There's been actual buyers established are typically suitably sit uated.



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

Jeter yes should be showing his appreciation, but the Yanks appear to be cheapskates -- all they have done costs nothing, as all will be written off in their next tax return. Both Jeter and the Yanks are cheapskates.



Since: Jan 28, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

Can you make your mind up which team you are pulling for???? Last I looked the Red Sox were not that much better than us and now they are starting to have some of the same issues we were having. As for the Rangers.........what can I say. They are the Rangers.....enough said.



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

Flakeees SUCK!!!  Too bad the RedSux are better than your asses this year.

It's not gonna matter anyway because it's the Rangers year!

Let's Go Rangers!

BOOMSTICK!!



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

I dont see IRS chaseing OSU players for tax money they made on Ohio Stae garbage they sold.




Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 10:04 am
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

I could agree more with you Jmoney. As far as we know, Jeter is just sitting idly while this is all going down. He should be the one to reward Lopez for "doing the right thing"

Check out Jeter's Tampa spread, not to mention is place in the city. Lopez is getting hosed.

 



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:04 am
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

It seems Mr. Lopez is getting more help.  At least 2 more companies have offered $25,000 each toward his student loans.  Also a 2009 World Series ring from Modell Sporting Goods.  Also a 2012 Topps baseball card.

Evidently Mr. Lopez is sitting good because of his unselfish act, contary to what a lot of greedy money grabbing posters have commented.

He will end up getting more from his unselfish act then if he had tried to sell the baseball.

Karma at its best. 

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Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:43 am
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

Not true. You don't pay tax on gifts that cover tax.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 4:29 am
 

Companies lining up to pay Yankee fan's tax bill

Believe it or not...the Yankee fan will have to pay a tax on the tax that he was assessed for giving up the ball. The IRS specifically forbids people from paying another person's tax bill. They are like the Meter Maids or Meter Men. They get angry when a good citizen helps another person out. They love to punish Americans. You think I'm joking? I bet you can name a story you heard regarding a meter maid giving a ticket to someone because they fed the meter for somebody else. The fact is......the Yankee fan has not "taken delivery" of the goods in question. If he has then legally he is liable to pay the tax right away...like if you won a car in one of those "I never win but I hope I do this time because the car is cool" drawings. If you win and choose not to accept the prize then you are not obligated to pay a tax.


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