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May 29, 2015

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Nevada Tax Commission waives penalties for Wynn Las Vegas

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Tax Commission has voted to give favorable tax treatment to a Las Vegas casino company and a brothel in Northern Nevada.

The commission voted Monday to waive $65,730 in penalties and interest for Wynn Las Vegas.

An audit discovered that the casino company owed the state $360,000 in sales tax.

Chris Nielsen, director of the Nevada Tax Department, said the company paid the balance, and the commission waived the penalty.

It was one of eight companies that had interest or penalties forgiven at the commission’s meeting.

Nielsen called the vote routine.

The commission also voted to waive a requirement that the NV50 Bunny Ranch Saloon in Lyon County post a bond to cover sales tax payments.

Nielsen said the Bunny Ranch is one of 40 businesses the commission reviewed that have shown a good record in paying the sales tax and for which the bond requirement is not required.

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