2005 Regular Session
To: Gaming; Ways and Means
By: Representative Sullivan, Cummings, Hudson, Markham, Montgomery, Vince, Ward
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 75-76-177, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO IMPOSE AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FEE ON THE GROSS REVENUE OF GAMING LICENSEES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 75-76-177, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
75-76-177. (1) From and after August 1, 1990, there is hereby imposed and levied on each gaming licensee a license fee based upon all the gross revenue of the licensee as follows:
(a) Four percent (4%) of all the gross revenue of the licensee which does not exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) per calendar month;
(b) Six percent (6%) of all the gross revenue of the licensee which exceeds Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) per calendar month and does not exceed One Hundred Thirty-four Thousand Dollars ($134,000.00) per calendar month; and
(c) Eight percent (8%) of all the gross revenue of the licensee which exceeds One Hundred Thirty-four Thousand Dollars ($134,000.00) per calendar month.
(2) From and after July 1, 2005, there is imposed and levied on each gaming licensee an additional license fee of four percent (4%) of all the gross revenue of the licensee per calendar month. Such license fee shall be in addition to the license fee imposed and levied under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) All revenue received from any game or gaming device which is leased for operation on the premises of the licensee-owner to a person other than the owner thereof or which is located in an area or space on such premises which is leased by the licensee-owner to any such person, must be attributed to the owner for the purposes of this section and be counted as part of the gross revenue of the owner. The lessee is liable to the owner for his proportionate share of such license fees.
(4) If the amount of license fees required to be reported and paid pursuant to this section is later determined to be greater or less than the amount actually reported and paid by the licensee, the Chairman of the State Tax Commission shall:
(a) Assess and collect the additional license fees determined to be due, with interest thereon until paid; or
(b) Refund any overpayment, with interest thereon, to the licensee.
Interest must be computed, until paid, at the rate of one percent (1%) per month from the first day of the first month following either the due date of the additional license fees or the date of overpayment.
(5) Failure to pay the fees provided for in this section when they are due for continuation of a license shall be deemed a surrender of the license.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2005.