- Feb 9, 2008
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It always benefits me to itemize my taxes. Between charitable deductions, property tax, and medical/dental deductions, I always exceed the standard deduction. The process is a pain, but I save a lot of money. But, this annoys me, no end. An NFL player, whose contract calls for a $45 million dollar paycheck this year, pays no state or federal tax. His father founded a church in Orlando, FL, where he is the senior pastor. The "player" donates a sufficient portion of his annual gross income to his father's church to wipe out any tax liability. In an interview, the "player" has made it clear that upon retirement, he'll become an ordained minister and work with his father at the church. This is all 100% legal and no attempt has been made to hide what I think is a tax dodge.