Nevada Tax Commission Says Comped Meals Taxable

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Tax Commission says casinos must pay sales tax on complimentary meals given to gamblers and employees.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the commission on Monday rejected an appeal by Boyd Gaming Corp. The company has 12 casinos in Clark County and wanted a refund of taxes previously paid.

While the commission's ruling only applies to Boyd Gaming, other
casino companies have similar cases pending.

The 6-1 decision will mean hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds being sought by casinos statewide will stay with the state, though an appeal to the state Supreme Court is likely.


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