New York Taxes Kept Major NFL Player From Coming Here
It was a big deal when Tyreek Hill left the Kansas City Chiefs to play for the Miami Dolphins. Here's why he said he didn't want to come to New York.
This past summer, the Kansas City Chiefs chose to trade one of their biggest impact players to the Miami Dolphins. Tyreek Hill ended up leaving the team that brought him a Superbowl ring to bring one to Miami. He seemed happy. People thought he was nuts. He left Patrick Mahomes to go to a team with a floundering quarterback that hadn't proven anything in the NFL yet and a first-year head coach. What the heck was he thinking?
The rumor is that he almost got traded to the Jets. He was asked how he ended up in Miami and not in New York with the Jets and this was his response:
"You know, it was very close to happening but it's just those state taxes, man. I realized I had to make a grown-up decision. And now here I am in the great city of Miami, you know, great weather, great people..."
It does make you wonder, knowing what you know now, where he might have had a bigger impact. The Jets had what many would say was the best draft of any team, but it hasn't really made a difference so far this season. Would Hill have made that big of a deal for them?
He certainly has had an impact in Miami. The Dolphins are at the top of the AFC East after beating the Bills straight up a couple of weeks ago.
So how much higher are New York taxes than Florida Taxes? According to Taxfoundation.org:
New York has a 4.00 percent state sales tax rate, a max local sales tax rate of 4.875 percent, and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 8.52 percent.
Florida has a 6.00 percent state sales tax rate, a max local sales tax rate of 2.00 percent, and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 7.01 percent.
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