Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lower Amusement Tax Sought

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lower Amusement Tax Sought

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Robert Morris University would like to see Moon's amusement tax cut in half.

Jonathan Potts, the school's vice president for public relations and marketing, asked township supervisors to consider lowering the amusement admissions tax from 10 percent to 5 percent. He said neighboring communities have a lower tax or no tax, and the city of Pittsburgh's is 5 percent.

Mr. Potts said once RMU's new events center is operational, the township should see about $200,000 in annual revenue from sports events, concerts and from people attending those events spending money in the township. He said if the rate stays at 10 percent, RMU's center will not stay competitive with other venues.

Township manager Dawn Lane said Moon also has a 10 percent amusement tax on mechanical devices like jukeboxes and slot machines that do not pay people if they win. …

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