Professional Athletes, Entertainers & Artists

The complex tax profile of today's athletes and artists requires special expertise in helping them maximize tax efficiencies.  We work with the players/artists, their management teams and agents to help each client achieve financial independence and efficient tax planning.  Often young athletes/entertainers have meaningful goals for the future both on and off the field or on screen and behind the scenes.  We help plot a manageable course, avoiding many wrong turns and roadblocks along the way. We’ll make sure you and your wealth are safe throughout each step of your career, into retirement and even into the next generation.

The D&S suite of Personal Tax and Financial Planning services for Professional Athletes, Entertainers and Artists include, but are not limited to:

  • Tax Compliance (including duty day calculations and allocation of income for multi-state filing purposes)
  • Tax Consulting (including formation of efficient entity structures)
  • Establishment and maintenance of professional financial relationships
  • Cash management and budget formation 
  • Integrated bill paying and accounting services
  • Periodic review and refinement of objectives
  • Investment record keeping and reporting 
  • Securing mortgages or refinancing 
  • Estate planning 
  • Retirement planning
  • Foundation creation and management 

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From the Tax Warrior Chronicles:

Cleveland's Version of "Jock Tax" Ruled Unconstitutional 5/27/15

Tax Court Holds Artist/Professor Not Snared by Hobby Loss Rules 10/23/14

Cleveland Tax Administrator Scores vs. NFL Players 2/3/14

Baseball Team Had to Amortize Signing Bonuses Over Contract Period 2/5/2014

NFL Players' Suit Highlights Costly Inconsistencies of Taxes on Athletes 12/17/13

Rental of Luxury Sports Suites - What's Tax Deductible? 8/5/13

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