The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 8, 2013

Deadline extended for Small of Chance Reports

The Daily Item

— HARRISBURG — The deadline for nonprofit organizations and charities to submit annual and semi-annual reports as part of the updated Small Games of Chance Act has been extended for a year, Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver said.

The Corbett administration announced the deadline is being extended from Feb. 1, 2013, to Feb. 1, 2014, for licensees to submit the reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue as required by Act 2 of 2012.

Under the law, eligible organizations with proceeds in excess of $2,500 in a year will be required to file the reports electronically in 2014 for the proceeding calendar year. Some of the required information includes the number of W-2G forms issued, the total gross winnings reported on W-2G forms, total prizes paid, and the amount of proceeds used for public interest purposes.

The Small Games of Chance law was updated last session to give nonprofit organizations the ability to increase prize limits for their small games of chance.

The delay in the reporting deadline applies only to the annual and semi-annual reports. Licensees are required to continue to maintain other records as outlined in the law.

Anyone interested in learning more about the updates to Pennsylvania’s Small Games of Chance law should attend Culver’s upcoming Small Games of Chance Seminar, scheduled at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Sunbury Social Club, 352 East Drive, Sunbury.

More information regarding reporting requirements can be found at