118 N. Clark Street Room 1160
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number
(312) 603-6870
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Gambling Machine Tax emblems will be extended and valid from August 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. 

  • For currently registered Gambling Machines, late fees will not be assessed for the 2020-2021 year as long as the new tax emblem is purchased and affixed on or before October 1, 2020. 
  • If you are operating a new Gambling Machine during July 2020, you must register and pay the pro-rata tax emblem fee for the extended period August 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.
  • If you are operating a new Gambling Machine on or after August 1, 2020, you must register and pay the annual tax emblem for the period August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021.

Registration

Complete and remit the Gambling Machine Tax Registration Application form to the mailing address noted on the form. Once you have completed the Registration Application, you will receive a packet including the pre-printed Gambling Machine Tax Return and Emblem Application issued by the Department. You are required to remit this form on an annual basis.

Responsibilities of the Business

Sec 74-629 – Any owner of a Gambling Machine shall report and remit the tax due on the Gambling Machine played or operated by the public. It shall be the duty of every owner to remit the tax due on the Gambling Machine on forms prescribed by the Department. Emblems will be valid for a period of one year beginning August 1st and ending the following July 31st. A new emblem will need to be purchased each subsequent year.

Failure to Register

Failure to register on or before the due date will give the Department cause to impose and enforce penalties pursuant to the Chapter 34 Uniform Penalties, Interest and Procedures Ordinance.