Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Yankees' Derek Jeter cuts secret deal


According to the New York Daily News in this gossip, not sports, item, Jeter has cut a secret deal with the state's Department of Taxation to end a probe into whether he paid enough income NY taxes.

As blogged about here previously, Empire State tax officials had questioned the MLB shortstop's contention that his legal home was in Florida, a state that attracts as many for its no-income-tax policy as it does for it warm weather. Daily News refers to a "bachelor's pad" -- such a '60s term! -- on the 88th floor of Trump World Tower in Manhattan.

Jeter contested the state's claims and the matter became public after Administrative Law Judge Timothy Alston issued an order telling tax officials to furnish Jeter with more detail about their claims.