Section 11-65-35

Concerning certain taxes.

The state horse wagering fee, the commission horse wagering fee, and any other fees or taxes imposed by this chapter shall constitute all license, privilege, and excise taxes that may be imposed on horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering thereon conducted pursuant to this chapter, and no other license or excise tax may be imposed on such activities by the state or any county, municipality, or other political subdivision thereof. The state dog racing privilege tax, the commission greyhound wagering fee, and any other fees or taxes imposed by this chapter shall constitute all license, privilege, and excise taxes that may be imposed on greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering thereon conducted pursuant to this chapter, and no other license, privilege, or excise tax may be imposed on such activities by the state or any county, municipality, or other political subdivision thereof. Nothing in this chapter, however, shall be construed to confer any exemption with respect to any uniform taxes levied generally on property, income, or business activity, including, without limitation, (1) income taxes levied by the state, (2) occupational taxes levied on wages by a sponsoring municipality or host county, (3) ad valorem taxes levied on any racing facility at the same rates as are applicable to other commercial property having comparable market value, and (4) state and local sales taxes on merchandise sold by operators or their concessionaires at racing events.

(Acts 1984, No. 84-131, p. 159, §35; Acts 1991, No. 91-187, p. 246, §31.)