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Tavern Games Tax Information For Taverns

Once a tavern becomes licensed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to sell tavern games, a tavern is obligated to file and pay tavern games tax quarterly. For basic information on tax obligations associated with tavern games, please review the department’s presentation, Small Games of Chance: State and host municipality tax obligations relating to taverns.

Tavern Gaming Tax Reporting System


  • Taverns seeking information on small games of chance licensure are encouraged to visit
  • Taverns with questions regarding the state or municipality tavern games tax should contact the Department of Revenue at
  • Questions regarding operation and enforcement of games of chance should be directed to law enforcement officials, such as local or state police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, or county District Attorney’s Office.

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