Town To Tax Internet Cafes
Published 12:00 am Monday, July 11, 2011
By Jackie Seabolt
Mocksville Town Board members approved an ordinance to impose a privilege license tax for electronic game operations in the town’s limits.
The tax will become effective July 1 and will mean an annual fee of $2,500 and $500 for each machine used or stored on local business’ premises.
According to Mocksville Town Manager Christine Bralley, there are seven internet sweepstakes type establishments in the town’s corporate limits.
Serial numbers for each machine used or stored on the business premises will be used to determine the amount of privilege tax to be paid each year.
For example, an operator with one machine will pay a yearly privilege tax of $3,000, and an operation with two machines would pay a yearly privilege tax of $3,500, and so forth …