|Action||Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions|
|Comment Period||Ended on 11/23/2022|
The UOP tax increase from 10% to 40% must include a written and supportable rationale and justification for the same and should have been vetted to the affected organizations prior to inclusion into the subject proposal. It appears that proper advanced vetting to affected organizations was not accomplished. The UOP tax increase will severely impact the numerous veterans services organizations (VSO) throughout the State of Virginia. For many the 40% UOP increase will not be sustainable and may in some cases result in their complete shut down. The impact and result will be the discontinuation of the many community and charitable efforts that VSO's provide to their communities, as well as, critically impact their ability to afford and meet operational costs and expenses. The proposed UOP tax increase to 40% must be rescinded and the 10% UOP tax reinstated.