Name Image Likeness Your student-athletes are preparing for major changes as NIL develops.

Do they have the resources to navigate their financial responsibilities?

We’re your MVP when it comes to the latest developments in name image likeness legislation and advice.

Name, Image, and Likeness Education

 Check the map below to learn about the status of name-image-likeness legislation in your state and the state tax rules you’ll need to understand as you guide your student-athletes. 

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Red:    Final legislation
Blue:   Legislation pending
Green: No activity

Last updated: June 15th, 2020

Stay up to date on state NIL legislation

You’re busy enough supporting student-athletes and advancing your athletics programs into the future. And that future is uncertain when it comes to the impact of name, image and likeness (NIL).

Allowing student-athletes to profit from NIL use gives them a “piece of the pie” without the university directly paying them for performance. With this possibility, however, comes a financial and tax impact:

How should they report this income?
When does state nexus come into play?
Who will help these athletes work through these and other complicated financial issues?

Let us help you navigate these changes and guide you and your student-athletes to make the best financial choices for the future.

As the NCAA continues to work through the issue and states draft their own legislation, we’ll keep you posted on the latest developments and how they’ll impact your department and your student-athletes.

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