A new tax break for Iowa’s casino industry has so far not made it through the Iowa legislature.
But backers say if it doesn’t pass this year, they will bring the issue back in 2016.
Wes Ehrecke with the Iowa Gaming Association says casinos shouldn’t have to pay state sales tax on the full amount if a gambler is paying part of his bill with a coupon.
“You have a tax on unreal money, it’s fake money, it’s a coupon,” Ehrecke says. “And when you go to Kohl’s or Hy-Vee or somewhere and you get a $20, coupon the business doesn’t pay tax on that.”