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Commissioners lower gambling tax

Commissioners approved 2-1 lowering the county gambling tax rate from 5% to 3% at the Feb. 26 meeting, with Commissioners Sharon Trask and Randy Neatherlin voting “yes” and Commissioner Kevin Shutty voting “no.”

The change will mean about $35,000 less annually for the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, according to Mason County Treasurer Lisa Frazier.

The sheriff’s office gets the revenue collected from the tax, Frazier said.

Mason County’s gambling tax rate will now match Kitsap’s at 3%.

Three businesses in Belfair, one in Allyn and two in Shelton pay gambling tax...


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