Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Charitable Gaming
Charitable Gaming Regulations [11 VAC 20 ‑ 20]
Action Promulgation of Charitable Gaming Regulations by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, including electronic gaming provisions
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 11/23/2022
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11/10/22  10:34 am
Commenter: Juan Rodriguez-Pena, Williamsburg Moose Lodge #757

40% tax on the net is unfair!

Fraternal Organizations are an integral part of each respected community.  By taxing 40% of net of proceeds from the CHARITABLE gaming, on top of an additional 1.35% tax, is going to hurt any fraternal organization.  The proceeds from the charitable gaming is donated to community agencies to help people in need, and also helps said organization keep their day-to-day operation running.  Imposing this ridiculous 40% tax will make our fraternal organization suffer. smaller lodges will not be able to stay open, and larger lodges will also close shortly after that.  If these organizations close because of this unfair tax, it will put a strain on the community it serves.  Why not tax the gaming machines in the gas stations?  Why not tax Rosie's Gaming emporium?!  Those gaming machines DO NOT give a bulk of their proceeds to the Community.  The gaming machines at all fraternal organization do give their proceeds back to the community.  Leave charitable gaming alone.  Focus on the 7-Elevens & Rosie's Gaming!  They can actually afford to pay that outrageous tax!  

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