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Bears Don't Want to Swallow $4M Tax Bill

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Bears Don't Want to Swallow $4M Tax Bill

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 2: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears hands off the ball to Matt Forte #21 during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on October 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bears think an administrative judge fumbled in his ruling about the organization owing back taxes.

The Bears on Tuesday filed an appeal of the judge's September 7 decision that the organization owes Cook County more than $4 million in back amusement taxes and interest.

The judge sided with the county's contention that tax applies to amenities that come with Soldier Field's club seats and luxury suites, such as food and beverages, the Chicago Tribune reported.

But the Bears organization maintains the tax only applies to fees related to admission.

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