Gambling duties


  1. Machine Games Duty

    Machine Games Duty (MGD): what you pay it on, how to register, filing your return and changing your details

  2. Pay Machine Games Duty

    How to pay Machine Games Duty: payment reference number, online, Bacs or CHAPS, Direct Debit, cheque or your bank

  3. Register for gambling tax

    Use this service to register to for General Betting Duty (GBD), [Pool Betting Duty (PBD) or Remote Gaming Duty (RGD).

  4. File your gambling tax return

    Log in to your HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) online account and file your General Betting Duty, Pool Betting Duty or Remote Gaming Duty returns

  5. Register a business for Machine Games Duty

    Tell HM Revenue and Customs about a business you want to register for Machine Games Duty using form MGD1.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. HMRC calculators and tools
  2. Betting, gaming and lotteries (VAT Notice 701/29)
  3. General Betting Duty, Pool Betting Duty and Remote Gaming Duty
  4. Gaming Duty
  5. Send your Bingo Duty return online
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Research and statistics

  1. Betting and Gaming Bulletin
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Gaming Duty - review of accounting periods
  2. Changes to Gaming Duty accounting periods and administration
  3. Remote Gaming Duty increase
  4. Machine Games Duty: The Machine Games Duty (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
  5. Gaming Duty: increase in casino gross gaming yield bands
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