Daley defends taxation of Bears tickets

May 26, 2009 4:37:46 PM PDT
Mayor Richard Daley is defending the city's attempt to tax some Bears season ticket holders.The city wants 2900 season ticket holders to pay an amusement tax for their personnel seat license.

Daley says the city taxed the PSL's when they were first issued back in 2002 and the city has a right to tax the ones that have been resold since then.

"They're flipping it. They start selling these licenses. That's all you're doing. In other words, I bought it for $1,000 I sold it for $5,000. That's all they're doing. So we caught them," said Daley.

Five people who bought PSL's from other ticket holders have filed a class action lawsuit against the city. They claim taxing them amounts to double taxation because the original owners already paid the amusement tax.


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