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Tip Jar And Paper Gaming Tax To Remain Unchanged

November 30th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Pointing to the uncertainty of how a slots parlor at Rocky Gap will impact local gaming numbers; as well as the potential of less revenue for capital education projects and fire and rescue units that might result- the Allegany County Commissioners have decided to maintain the status quo with regards to the taxing of tips jars and paper games. A petition submitted this past summer from a large number of for profits expressed frustration with the 40% tax rate, compared to just 10% taxed on non profits for the same activities. After meeting with the county’s finance director and director of gaming- County Administrator David Eberly, during Monday’s work session, formally recommended making no changes at this time. Commissioners President Mike McKay said he didn’t see any scenario at anytime to increase the taxes on non profits, given the large amount of charities that would be negatively impacted by such an action…

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