How tax bill may impact Notre Dame football season ticket holders

Margaret Fosmoe
ND Insider

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame football season ticket holders may be spending part of this holiday season consulting with their tax advisers.

That's because the new tax bill set to become law when signed by President Trump will eliminate the 80 percent deduction sports fans may take for seat-license fees.

For Bob Durgin, who pays for two season tickets for Notre Dame Stadium, the loss of the deduction won't change his commitment to buying season tickets and continuing to support Fighting Irish football.

"I thought it was a quite generous benefit in the tax code," Durgin said. He said he wasn't aware of the deduction until after he began buying season tickets years ago.

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The sun sets over Notre Dame stadium before kickoff of the Notre Dame-Southern California game Oct. 21 in South Bend. That's The new tax bill set to become law when signed by President Trump will eliminate the 80 percent deduction sports fans may take for seat-license fees. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN