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Sales Tax On Comped Food, Court Ruling

Discussion in 'Comps' started by sco5123, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    it means nothing. the casinos will just pay the tax for you, which means fewer comps, but that's about it.
     
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    Interesting perspective, Shifter. I'll have to see how it works next month at Main Street Station, as we often get comped for the buffet and the 777 Brewpub.
     
  4. jgates8

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    Yes, but do they take the tax off your comp dollars or do they write that off themselves? If they take it off your comps, then you are still paying!! Us low level players have to work hard to build their comps.
     
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    Other than to the casinos, it means nothing to me or anybody else.

    If you go back in this story, it isn't about the state suddenly deciding to start collecting taxes on comped food and the casinos fighting to stop them.

    Instead this is all about how for many years now the state has been taxing comped food and the casinos have been paying it, but now the casinos decided to start up this legal battle arguing that they shouldn't be paying sales tax on comped food.

    So the food has been taxed all along and the casinos have already been paying the tax this whole time, so no you aren't going to be seeing a reduction in comps over the sales tax on comp food because if the casinos were going to do that they probably would have started a decade or two ago.
     
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    Who cares...nothing changes......next topic....:peace:
     
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    Let's face it. This can't be good for players. It won't affect players who never use up the full extent of their primary comps, but there's going to be a trickle down effect as comp meals cost the casino a whole lot more than it used to cost.

    You got it ass backwards. The casinos, for many years, have been paying a use tax and not a sales tax (big difference). In 2008, a Supreme Court decision essentially said that a use tax needn't be paid for comped meals but a sales tax may be levied on meals that were bargained for. The casinos then applied for a refund (for the use tax they have been paying). The tax commission rejected and said that the casinos have to start paying sales tax on comped meals (including meals given to employees) because they were bargained for. Naturally, casinos decided to fight this. This recent decision said that meals for employees needn't be taxed but comped meals to gamblers need to be.

    You're making it sound like the casinos got tired of paying for sales tax after decades of doing so and decided to start a legal battle, which simply isn't the case.
     
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