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Andrew McCutchen's pay stub is for how much?

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Why would a Pittsburgh Pirate pay Cincinnati city tax? 

When viewing Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen's latest pay stub, "HOW much does he pay in taxes?" is one of the first questions that come to mind-- after "What would I do with that money?" and "My pay stub is what fraction of that pay stub?"

Reddit user Grassiii posted the stub after he says a friend found it during a tour of Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs hosted the Pirates over the weekend. 

One of the most striking details is that nearly half of McCutchen's pay is taken out in taxes, and a large chunk of those deductions are the result of what's known as Jock Tax.

The jock tax is an income tax levied against those who work and earn money in jurisdictions other than where they live-- so for McCutchen, he's taxed by the states and cities where his team has played ball within a certain time period, in addition to home state and federal taxes.

Locals grumble when Reds tickets aren't cheap, but seeing what out-of-state players pay to play ball... might stifle the Bronx cheers for at least a few innings.

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