New York Consolidated Laws, Tax Law - TAX § 452. Imposition of tax

1. On and after October first, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, a tax is hereby imposed and shall be paid upon the gross receipts of every person holding any professional or amateur boxing, sparring or wrestling match or exhibition in this state.  Such tax shall be imposed on such gross receipts, exclusive of any federal taxes, as follows:

(a) three percent of gross receipts from ticket sales, except that in no event shall the tax imposed by this paragraph exceed fifty thousand dollars for any match or exhibition;

(b) three percent of gross receipts from broadcasting rights, except that in no event shall the tax imposed by this paragraph exceed fifty thousand dollars for any match or exhibition.

2. On and after the effective date of this subdivision, a tax is hereby imposed and shall be paid upon the gross receipts of every person holding any authorized combative sport in this state, other than any professional or amateur boxing, sparring or wrestling exhibition or match, exclusive of any federal taxes as follows:

(a) eight and one-half percent of gross receipts from ticket sales;  and

(b) three percent of the sum of (i) gross receipts from broadcasting rights, and (ii) gross receipts from digital streaming over the internet, except that in no event shall such tax imposed pursuant to this paragraph exceed fifty thousand dollars for any match or exhibition.


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