The National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted the following annual fees for FY22:
Tier 1: 0.00%
Tier 2: 0.08%
Self-Regulation Class II Revenues: 0.04%
The fee rates are effective November 1, 2021, and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the NIGC.
Although the FY22 fee rate increase may seem significant, the NIGC anticipates receiving approximately $21M in fees for FY22. Even with the 0.08% fee rate, the NIGC projects the fee collections for FY22 would come in at approximately $0.8M higher than the total fees of $20.2M received in FY21. This additional $0.8M will cover the NIGC’s FY22 budget, allowing the Agency to fill positions that were frozen during FY21, resume necessary travel, and ensure that the Agency is able to fully meet its statutory and regulatory responsibilities as the gaming industry continues to emerge from the Pandemic.
For FY22, the NIGC has adopted its annual fingerprint processing fee at $35 per card, which represents a decrease of $10 per card from the current fee of $45. The annual fingerprint processing fee is effective November 1, 2021 and will remain in effect until the NIGC adopts a new rate.