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Nevada Tax Commission Applies Sales Tax Complimentary Meals

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax July 9, 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012, The Nevada Tax Commission voted 5-2 to require sales taxes to be applied to complimentary meals for hotels and restaurants’ guests and employees.  This ruling will be applied retroactively, applying to each complimentary meal since 15 February 2012. These businesses are obligated to pay their first bill by 31 July 2012 on all food given away since 15 February 2012. Failure to pay results in a 25 percent penalty and 9 percent interest on the balance. The hospitality industry has created a lawsuit in an attempt to repeal this new tax law.