Cincinnati Athletes Tax

Cincinnati gets more from tax on athletes and entertainers

Cincinnati's collections were up last year from a tax levied on athletes and entertainers. The city reports that it received 12 percent more money in 2004 from the so-called "jock tax" than in 2003. Cincinnati collected slightly more than one million dollars last year from the tax on athletes and entertainers who work fewer than 12 days a year in the city. Cincinnati's City Council followed the lead of cities including Columbus and Cleveland in enacting the tax two years ago to help close a budget deficit.