Gambling Tax

A tax levied upon all persons, corporations, organizations, and associations for the conduct of the following activities:

Activity Tax Levied
Bingo games and raffles - for profit 5% of gross receipts, less cash and merchandise prizes awarded
Bingo games and raffles - non-profit Effective 1/1/2017 no tax is imposed
Pulltabs and punchboards 5% of gross receipts
Card games (per establishment) $500 annually or 10% of gross receipts, whichever is higher
Amusement Devices 2% of gross receipts, less actual net amount paid for prizes

In addition to paying gambling taxes, any person or organization intending to conduct any of the activities above, must also apply and obtain a City of Renton Business License and register with the Washington State Gambling Commission prior to commencement of such activity.

For more details on applicable activities and associated taxes please refer to Renton Municipal Code (RMC) section 5-8.

Who is subject to gambling tax?

All persons, associations, and organizations that have been duly licensed by the Washington State Gambling Commission to conduct and/or operate gambling activities.

There is no tax imposed on bona fide charitable or nonprofit organizations operating bingo and raffle games.

Due Dates and Reporting Periods

Tax is due monthly, by the last of day of the month immediately succeeding the month in which the tax is earned.  

Payments and Filing

Tax filings can be completed online via FileLocal or by paper form.

For filings by paper remit form and payment to:

City of Renton
Attn: Tax and License Division
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057

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