Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 4. Bingo, Keno, Raffles, and Heads or Tails

Bingo And Keno Tax -- Records -- Distribution -- Statement And Payment

23-5-409. Bingo and keno tax -- records -- distribution -- statement and payment. (1) A licensee who has received a permit to operate bingo or keno games shall pay to the department a tax of 1% of the gross proceeds from the operation of each live bingo and keno game operated on the licensee's premises.

(2) A licensee shall keep a record of gross proceeds in the form the department requires. At all times during the business hours of the licensee, the records must be available for inspection by the department.

(3) A licensee shall annually complete and deliver to the department a statement showing the total gross proceeds for each live keno or bingo game operated by the licensee and the total amount due as live bingo or keno tax for the preceding year. This statement must contain any other relevant information required by the department.

(4) The department shall forward the tax collected under subsection (3) to the treasurer of the county or the clerk, finance officer, or treasurer of the city or town in which the licensed game is located for deposit to the county or municipal treasury. A county is not entitled to proceeds from taxes on live bingo or keno games located in incorporated cities and towns within the county. The tax collected under subsection (3) is statutorily appropriated to the department, as provided in 17-7-502, for deposit to the county or municipal treasury.

History: En. Sec. 38, Ch. 642, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 40, Ch. 647, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 372, Ch. 56, L. 2009.