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Taxable Activities

Bingo and Raffles

Bingo and raffles will be taxed in the amount of 5% of the gross revenue received there from less the amount to be paid for or as prizes.

Punch Boards and Pull Tabs
Pull tabs and punch boards will be taxed in the amount of 2% of the gross receipts directly from the operation of each game.

Card Playing
Card playing will be taxed in the amount of 10% of the gross receipts received as fees charged persons for the privilege of playing in card games.

Amusement Games

In no event shall the taxation of amusement games exceed 2% of the gross revenue less the amount paid for as prizes.

Forms to File

Tax Return
The gambling tax return has been revised to reflect the new rates and new due dates. Please make sure you are using the current gambling tax return revised in December 2016.  

Reports must be attached to the gambling tax return whenever those reports are submitted to the Washington State Gambling Commission whether that be Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annually, or Annually.  

Monthly Income Summary for Punch Boards & Pull Tabs
The monthly income summary must be attached to the new tax return each month. If the monthly income summary is not attached to your monthly tax return, your return will be considered late.

Click the Washington State Gambling Commission home page for more information.  

Declaration of Intent
In the event new ownership takes place, a new declaration of intent to conduct gambling activities is required and must be filed with Budget and Finance prior to the re-commencement of the activity following expiration, suspension or revocation of any license.

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