Lawsuit challenges tax on Bears seat licenses

July 22, 2010 3:33:53 PM PDT
A class-action lawsuit challenges Chicago's collection of more than $10 million in taxes on Chicago Bears seat licenses.The Bears began selling licenses in 2002. They cost between $900 and $10,000 per seat and let holders buy season tickets.

The team pays an amusement tax on the licenses and is trying to collect the tax from 3,000 people who may have sold or transferred their licenses.

A judge ruled the suit covers all 33,000 license holders.

At issue is whether the city, which charges an amusement tax on Bears tickets, can also tax licenses.


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