There are nine Indian casinos in operation in Oregon. Reply comment Cancel reply. He said he believes sports betting could be offered "maybe at the start of football season. The shrinking relative share of the consumer dollar spent on goods has forced states to raise the rate to maintain the sales tax share of state tax revenues. The gaming commission has been studying the issue ever since the Supreme Court said it would be considering the ban this year. Casinos and hotels in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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The Strip has done a good job of building up its non-gambling appeal by offering nightlife, shows and high-grade hotel and dining experiences. Even a big Indian casino can't offer the buzz of Vegas on a prize-fight weekend. But the Vegas Strip still has its problems, too. But when accounting for inflation, it's about where it was in Reno and Tahoe are the Nevada venues that have really taken a hit from Indian competition.
Unlike Vegas, they're driving destinations, mostly for the San Francisco market -- and you can't drive too far from San Francisco without running into an Indian casino on the California side of the line. The most important lesson delivered by Atlantic City is that the casino market is finite. The Peak Gambling point has surely been reached in some regions of the U. The idea that casinos are a panacea for municipal decline was never very sound to begin with, and now it looks worse than ever.
One of the primary policy issues surrounding state sales taxes is that they are regressive. Taxpayers with lower incomes tend to spend a higher proportion of their incomes on consumption these taxpayers also spend a larger share of their income on goods rather than services, which tend not to be taxed in many states.
As a result, low-income taxpayers pay a higher proportion of their incomes in sales taxes than do middle- and upper-income taxpayers. In an attempt to reduce the regressivity of the sales tax, some states have adopted specific exclusions for necessities, such as groceries and prescription drugs. Nearly every state sales tax exempts prescription medicine, and 31 states and the District of Columbia exempt groceries although states such as Colorado and North Carolina permit local governments to tax groceries.
While food exemptions lessen the regressivity of the tax, food is the largest component of the sales tax base, and food exemptions produce large state revenue losses. Another complicating factor of the sales tax concerns the disparate treatment of goods and services. The sales tax is designed to tax consumption, yet a growing share of the consumer expenditure dollar is spent on services that may escape taxation. The shrinking relative share of the consumer dollar spent on goods has forced states to raise the rate to maintain the sales tax share of state tax revenues.
However, the two states that tried to dramatically expand the sales tax to services in the late s and early s—Florida and Massachusetts—met with such political resistance that the laws were repealed soon after enactment. And no states have since attempted a similar comprehensive expansion of the sales tax base. States do, however, vary significantly in identifying taxable and exempt transactions.
Several states, including Connecticut, Iowa, South Dakota, Texas and West Virginia have gradually broadened their tax base and extended the sales tax to include a variety of consumer services. Any discussion of sales taxes also must include mention of the use tax. Every state that taxes sales also imposes a state use tax at the same rate.