- food and beverage tax
- innkeeper's tax
- county admissions tax
- adjusted gross income tax
- withholding taxes on salaries and wages
None of the NFL employees working at the Super Bowl will be subject to withholding taxes on their salary and wages, and none of their nights spent in Indianapolis hotel rooms will be subject to Indianapolis' high combined innkeeper's and sales tax of nearly 20%. Cars they rent for use in Indianapolis will be exempt from the auto rental tax, and any gas they purchase for those rented vehicles will be exempt from motor fuel taxes. In addition to the large staff deployed to Indianapolis to put on the event, the NFL presumably picks up the hotel tab for the competing teams' players (53-team roster), coaches and staff, exempting their hotel rooms from those taxes. The CIB will lose at least $2 million in admissions taxes that would otherwise be collected from ticket sales to the game. Any money the NFL spends on lavish entertainment during Super Bowl events will be exempt from the 9% combined sales, food and beverages taxes.To see the rest of the Advance Indiana article, click here.
If hosting a Super Bowl was such a good investment, you would have a lot more cities lined up to bid to host on it, rather than the 3 or so that are normally bidding. Every year, the price of hosting a Super Bowl increases and many cities have simply decided the return on the enormous public investment needed to put on the game is not worth it. Now even taxes aren't being collected from our NFL visitors who come to the City to make money on the big game. Is that really fair to the people who live here have and have to pay those taxes 365 days a year?