Indiana Makes a Texas Pro Golfer Pay

Professional athletes are known to travel all over the United States to participate in events and appear for sponsorship, etc. In 2013, a Texas professional golfer, played in one tournament held in Indiana for a few days. In 2017, Indiana claimed that this TX resident was required to pay Indiana state income tax. After a few battles in court, Indiana won the case. The lesson here is, Indiana is one of many states that will require professional athletes, or others with similar facts, to file income tax returns, regardless of the time spent in that state. And, without a tax return being filed, the statute for making a tax due claim, as was done by Indiana, does not close.

Do you have questions about your filing responsibilities? Contact a member of the Eide Bailly State and Local Tax team.