1. A licensee under section 99D.9 shall pay the tax imposed by section 99D.15.
2. A licensee shall also pay to the commission the sum of fifty cents for each person entering the grounds or enclosure of the licensee upon a ticket of admission.
a. If tickets are issued which are good for more than one day, the sum of fifty cents shall be paid for each person using the ticket on each day that the ticket is used.
b. If free passes or complimentary admission tickets are issued, the licensee shall pay the same tax upon these passes or complimentary tickets as if they were sold at the regular and usual admission rate.
c. However, the licensee may issue tax-free passes to actual and necessary officials and employees of the licensee or other persons actually working at the racetrack.
d. The issuance of tax-free passes is subject to the rules of the commission, and a list of all persons to whom the tax-free passes are issued shall be filed with the commission.
3. The licensee shall also pay to the commission a licensee fee of two hundred dollars for each racing day of each horse-race or dog-race meeting for which a license has been issued.
4. No other license tax, permit tax, occupation tax, or racing fee, shall be levied, assessed, or collected from a licensee by the state or by a political subdivision, except as provided in this chapter.
5. No other excise tax shall be levied, assessed, or collected from the licensee on horse racing, dog racing, pari-mutuel wagering or admission charges by the state or by a political subdivision, except as provided in this chapter.
6. Any property used in the operation of a racetrack which is not exempt from property tax on July 1, 1989, or which becomes taxable property as a result of a court decision or change of ownership, or the construction of a new track that is not otherwise exempt shall be exempt from property taxation for three years beginning January 1 of the 1989 assessment year or beginning January 1 of the assessment year in which the property first becomes taxable as a result of a court decision or change in ownership, or the construction of a new track that is not otherwise exempt, whichever is applicable. During the last assessment year for which the property is exempt, the county board of supervisors shall present the question of the extension for an additional ten years of the tax exemption at a regular state election or a special election. If a majority of those voting on the question favor the tax exemption of the property, the property shall be exempt for an additional ten years. The exemption may be extended for additional ten-year periods in the same manner as was done for the first ten-year period.
83 Acts, ch 187, § 14; 84 Acts, ch 1266, § 15, 16; 89 Acts, ch 216, §6
Referred to in § 12.10, 99D.9, 99D.10, 99D.17, 99F.4A
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