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NHLPA to Sue State of Tennessee


The NHLPA is looking for permission to sue the state of Tennessee for reimbursement on a tax that players must play every time they play a game in Nashville. The tax is called a “Professional Privilege Tax” and has been in place since 2009. It causes players to have to play $2500 for each game they are on the playing roster for a game in Nashville with an annual cap of $7,500.

The NHLPA believes this tax is unfair to players as those who are making the league minimum would lose money and be better off not playing. Under the new CBA the league will reimburse players for the tax starting in 2012 so the PA is looking for Tennessee to reimburse up to last season. They are also attempting to have the tax to be repealed out right with support from the league.

They are still pursuing the matter legally as any repeal would cause the players to have to file a request for reimbursement and the deadline to get money back from the 2009-2010 season would be December 31.

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