A Ukrainian parliamentary committee has published the final version of the country’s long-awaited gambling tax bill, after making some minor changes.
The Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy examined bill 2713-D for the second time, after amending it in May. The bill is set to complement the country’s Gambling Act, which became law almost a year ago, allowing for betting, online casino, slot halls and land-based casinos at hotels.
Having already made a number of changes to the bill, including replacing a system of different tax rates between 10% and 30% for different verticals with a single 10% tax rate, the additional amendments were more minor.
One change the committee made supplemented its earlier decision to remove a clause to temporarily triple licence fees until a nationwide monitoring system comes into effect. As some operators – such as early licensees Parimatch and Cosmolot – have already paid these higher licence fees, the amendment version of the bill clarifies th..