Each season, teams that exceed a predetermined Team Value threshold are subject to a Competitive Balance Tax, commonly referred to as a “luxury tax.” Those who carry Team Values above that threshold are taxed on each dollar above the threshold, with the tax rate increasing based on the number of consecutive seasons a team has exceeded the threshold.
All seasons (starting at season 15) will have a tax threshold of 2300 in game tv. Also an in game tv cap “hard cap” of 2600 in game tv (teams may go over this after the season starts).
- Season 4: 2250
- Season 5: 2150
- Season 6: 2150
- Season 7: 2150
- Season 8: 2400
- Season 9: 2400
- Season 10: 2350
- Season 11: 2250
- Season 12: 2400
- Season 13: 2350
- Season 14: 2250
- Season 15: 2300 and on word
A team exceeding the Competitive Balance Tax threshold will be taxed 50% for all overages above the set TV tax limit (in game tv).
The Competitive Balance Tax will be taken just before the season starts, once teams are completed, after everything else has been completed / paid for, but before tickets are issued.
Teams that can not pay the Competitive Balance Tax will need to make the proper team adjustments to reduce their Team Value to a level that either lowers the tax to a rate they can afford or lowers the Team Value below the threshold.
If a team breaches the cap level during the season they WILL NOT be charged tax. This will apply whether they were over the cap at the start or not.