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Panel approves tax rule on comped meals

The Nevada Tax Commission on Monday approved a regulation reinstating taxes on free or discounted meals that casinos and restaurants serve to employees and customers.

The 5-2 vote came after a lengthy debate and testimony by a number of restaurateurs and tavern owners who said the tax would be a burden on them.

Ed Lapere of the Nevada Restaurant Association described the sales tax as "extremely burdensome to small operators." Lapere especially objected to the fact that the commission announced plans to reimpose the tax in February and made the regulation retroactive to that month, saying the amount that has …

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