Court: Chicago Bears Owe $4.1 Million in Taxes

Court: Chicago Bears Owe $4.1 Million in Taxes


An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes plus interest.

Cook County has been seeking the tax payment from the Bears since 2007. Bears lawyers had argued the 3 percent amusement tax should apply only to admission-related fees and not to premium-seat extras, such as the cost of food, drinks and parking.

In its 2-1 decision, the judicial panel disagreed. And it ruled the Bears should have paid taxes on the full, face-value of the tickets.

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