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  1. Default Haunted House Sales Tax? Are you charged a sales tax on admission ticket sales? 
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Columbus, OH
    Do you collect/pay sales tax on haunted house admissions? Ohio is considering charging a sales tax on entertainment (along with dozens of other new businesses) and I was wondering if any states are now charging a sales tax on haunted house admission?


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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Eastlake, Ohio
    We are in Ohio, and our city charges us an Admission Tax per ticket sold. Just like with movie theaters, gym memberships, etc.
    Brian Warner
    Owner of Evilusions www.EVILUSIONS.com
    Technical Director of Forsaken Haunted House www.Forsakenhaunt.com
    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com

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    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    Yes. Here in Maryland it's a whopping 10% admission and amusement tax.


  4. Default Alabama 
    Ok here is the deal in Huntsville Alabama! In Huntsville I pay 91/2 sales tax! The city gets 4% State gets 5% and County gets 1/2%. It's the same as you buying something from Wal-Mart I always thought it sucked because they actually don't get anything. I feel admission should have a different rate! Shane and it's pay the tax man!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    F%&k Yes the tax man commith.. You most likely should have already been paying it.. Consult with your accountant. He/She will know for sure......................

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    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Brilliant Ohio
    Kelly, do you have a link to the story or the house bill, etc., by chance?
    Like a midget at a urinal, you gotta be on your toes


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