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    When staying in a comped room, do you have to pay tax on the value of the room?

    I have a few free nights at Bally's LV in April, just wondering if it's really free, aside from resort fees.


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    No tax if it's comped.

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    They will probably charge the resort fee, but that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willslotforcash View Post
    I have a few free nights at Bally's LV in April, just wondering if it's really free, aside from resort fees.


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    Policy's may very from hotel to hotel . but when we where comped a room at Palazio we didn't have a bill at all.

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    You will only be charges the resort fee + tax on the resort fee, 12%.

    I believe nowadays the casinos in Vegas have to pay tax on the room as if you were paying for it. So if the rate is $100, Bally's has to pay $12 in tax even though it's comped to you.

    I may be wrong but I know it was part of a tax package a couple of years back.
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    The responses in this thread are correct. The casino is required to remit tax on the retail value of the comps it provides to customers. This does vary by jurisdiction. Depending where you live, it is similar to you having to pay income tax on the value of certain benefits received at your place of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treyster View Post
    You will only be charges the resort fee + tax on the resort fee, 12%.

    I believe nowadays the casinos in Vegas have to pay tax on the room as if you were paying for it. So if the rate is $100, Bally's has to pay $12 in tax even though it's comped to you.

    I may be wrong but I know it was part of a tax package a couple of years back.
    Yes this is a strange concept....Book a comped room at CET and yes tax on resort fee. But then if they waive the resort fee...then no tax. Funny thing..my brother just stayed at Harrahs in Biloxi..comped room + resort fees + taxes and when he tried to connect internet, it wanted $9.

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    I never have to pay tax on a comped room. You shouldn't have to pay

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