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Nevada Casino Comp Meals Sales Tax Grace Period


According to the Las Vegas Sun, Nevada recently began requiring casinos to pay sales tax on comp meals for gamblers and employees. The Sun states that “[t]he tax took effect Feb. 15 and the first tax payments were due at the end of March.”

This unexpected sales tax requirement may have caught casinos unaware. So “[b]ecause the department recognizes that certain businesses may be incurring administrative burdens to begin and collect the sales tax on this type of food, the department will provide a grace period through July 31,” says the Department of Taxation.

This so-called “breathing period” does not exempt a casino from paying. Should the casinos fail to pay, they could be liable for 25 percent penalties plus interest.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”