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LATEST CZECH GAMBLING TAX PROPOSALS
05th September, 2015 at 09:21:33
Latest political plan suggests different rates for sports and casino.
The political debate in the Czech Republic over hiking tax rates on gambling from the current rate across all genres of 20% seems to have evolved a new two-tier concept which would introduce a 23% tax rate on sports betting but a 28% rate for casino games and lotteries, whether online or land.
Land based operators could also face a doubling of the daily levy based on the number of slot machines in an establishment.
The new proposal differs radically from the flat rate of 25% across the industry suggested by the Ministry of Finance (see previous reports).
Local media reports indicate that the government's plans for a licensing and regulatory regime for online gambling are continuing, with implementation scheduled for 2016.
The new proposal now moves to its second reading in the national parliament, which will probably take place in October
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