They have shown in the past an interest in the profitability of the organizations they represent, but even with this in mind, making them lose their non-profit status would set a dangerous precedent for all similar organizations. They would have to worry about every move and decision they make with the fear in the back of their mind that they will possibly lose tax exception. This would lead to a weaker system overall and do nothing but hurt everyone involved.
They are all about making money and do not take the best interests of the students into consideration. Example: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with thousands of bogus classes and degrees for athletes thus using the athlete and turning them out without a real education. UNC-CH is still playing basketball and football. ALSO: They have moved into politics. They have no roll in that as they are a sports organization. So based on these two simple items, they do not deserve tax exempt status.
The decision by the NCAA to move tournaments from North Carolina is an attempt to influence the upcoming election. For that reason, they should loose their tax exempt status. They are so big and so rich that they believe they can force states to only pass laws that they favor.
The NCAA makes billions off of its student athletes, yet they don't receive even a nickel from that revenue. It's time for student athletes across the nation to revolt and demand that the NCAA revoke its tax exempt status. Mark Emmert is as greedy a boss as you can get.
Tax exemption is for non-profit organizations who are supposed to be for the public benefit - while the NCAA does provide scholarships, the NCAA appears to act like a business and therefore should be taxed like one.
The NCAA needs to make their case to continue to maintain tax exempt status.
None of the money is used for charitable actions even though they are exempt as a charitable organization. It is used to fund marketing, salaries, television, etc - but not used to better the lives of any of the students themselves. Even funding women's programs would be a start - but this is left up to individual universities. They are making massive amounts of dollars off a monopoly with an unpaid employee base with no rights.
NCAA should not be tax exempt because they give scholarships to a group of young adults who can shoot a ball into a hoop. If they want to hand out scholarships to kids who do well in math and science or actually do anything worthwhile, then it should be tax exempt.
How can the NCAA be tax exempt when they make so much money off the backs of student athletes and then say that the student athletes should not receive any money because they are getting full or partial scholarships. The money that the NCAA makes should be given back to the students in some way.
Why would the NCAA deserve to be tax exempt? The organization makes billions of dollars off children and young adults. These athletes get scholarships and free school, but they do not receive a salary. These teams fill time slots on national television but don't receive a dollar in return. The NCAA, along with churches, should not be tax exempt.