The Georgia Lottery has released some important 2020-2021 GA COAM Information for all location owners, in reference to both Class A and Class B gaming equipment. We are pleased to report this information to you to keep you informed about all of your games and what your master license holder should be doing to keep your games compliant! Lucky Coin wants to make sure that all locations are made aware of the best practices for operating the games. Below are the Important 2020-2021 GA COAM Information:
|The COAM licensing application (www.gacoam.com) is now open for the 2021 licensing period (07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021) to the following licensees:|
Master Class A – NEW and RENEWAL
Master Class B – RENEWAL ONLY
Location Class A – NEW and RENEWAL
Location Class B – NEW and RENEWAL
Manufacturers – NEW and RENEWAL
Distributors – NEW and RENEWAL
NOTE: The Georgia Lottery Corporation is not accepting any new Class B Master License applications.
The COAM Division of the Georgia Lottery Corporation is pleased to offer the COAM Location License Holder Guide available in the “Documents/COAM Communications” section of the COAM website at www.gacoam.com. The guide is designed to help those current Location License Holders, or those considering applying for a COAM Location license, educate themselves on the laws, rules, regulations, and procedures of the COAM industry. Master License Holders are encouraged to distribute the Location License Holder Guide to their current customers as well as those considering the COAM industry.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2021 LICENSING YEAR (07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021)
The Georgia Lottery Corporation Coin Operated Amusement Machine (COAM) Division has announced extensions to renewal deadlines to help individuals and small businesses better manage the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 public health emergency.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
Date a $1,000 late fee will be assessed to Location Class A and Class B licenses, Master Class A and Class B licenses, and Manufacturer and Distributor licenses that have not RENEWED for the 2021 licensing period (07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021). An existing COAM licensee will not be allowed to apply for a new license to avoid payment of a late fee.
NOVEMBER 30, 2020
Last day to submit a RENEWAL Location Class A and Class B license, Master Class A and Class B license and Manufacturer and Distributor license for the 2021 licensing period (07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021). If a holder of a 2020 COAM license fails to renew its license or its license application is not approved on or before this date, the person or entity will no longer be allowed to operate COAMs.
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2020 LICENSING YEAR (07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020)
JUNE 1, 2020 (This deadline only applies to 2020 COAM Licenses)
Deadline to apply for a new Location license (Class A and Class B), a new Master Class A license, and a new Manufacturer or Distributor license for the 2020 licensing period (07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020).
JUNE 30, 2020 (This deadline only applies to 2020 COAM Licenses)
Deadline for Master Licensees to purchase additional Class A and Class B decals or Location Licensees to add Class A and Class B machines for the 2020 licensing period (07/01/2019 – 06/30/2020).
CORPORATE PARTNERS/LICENSING OFFICERS/BOOKKEEPERS/ACCOUNTING FIRMS
As you prepare for this year’s COAM license renewal and application period, be sure to take the time to review your business records and verify that COAM license renewal applications have been submitted for ALL of your clients or business locations that wish to continue operating COAMs.
HELPFUL HINTS TO AVOID ANY DELAY IN THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION
Renew License Prior to Expiration Date – While the GLC sends courtesy reminders via email to current license holders, it is ultimately the sole responsibility of the licensee to ensure the renewal of their license by the expiration date. COAM Location licenses may be renewed beginning May 11, 2020 through August 31, 2020 or be subject to a non-refundable late fee of $1,000.00 beginning September 1, 2020 and ending after November 30, 2020. The late fee is a mandated statutory fee that cannot be waived by the GLC. Applicants can avoid any last minute problems with the online submission by submitting their application as soon as the licensing period opens for renewal. If a holder of a 2020 COAM license fails to renew its license or its license application is not approved on or before November 30, 2020, the person or entity will no longer be allowed to operate COAMs.
Registration Information – Licensees should ensure they have all registration information available prior to logging into the online licensing application including your www.gacoam.com username and password, State Tax Identification (STI) number, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), method of payment information and any identification or citizenship information required to complete your application.
Form of Identification – GLC requires a copy of one of the following forms of current and valididentification for ALL owners/officers/shareholder be uploaded to the online COAM application system along with any applicable lawful presence/immigration documents. Applicants MUST upload forms of identification to the COAM website at www.gacoam.com. The GLC will NOT accept forms of identification submitted by email. Failure to submit a valid form of identification for each owner/officer/shareholder may cause a delay in the processing of your COAM application. Acceptable forms of identification are:
Steps to Upload Documents to COAM Website
1. Log in and go to the Account menu. Click Upload Documents and then Select a Business to proceed
2. Click on the “Choose Files/Browse” button. Select the file you are uploading, and click on Open
3. The file name will appear next to the “Choose Files/Browse” button
4. Click on the “Upload” button to start the upload process
5. (If required) To upload additional files, repeat Step 2 – 4
NOTE: File cannot exceed 5mb size and should be in .jpg, .png, or .pdf format. No passwords permitted.
Payment of Taxes or other State Financial Obligations – Before applying for a COAM license verify you have no outstanding tax liabilities or obligations (i.e. missing tax returns). Contact the Department of Revenue (DOR) for the State of Georgia at (404)417-4445 or go to www.gtc.dor.ga.gov to obtain a status on any outstanding corporation issues, tax liabilities or obligations, or update officers/owners.
Apply for the Correct License Type and License Class – Licensees need to make sure they are applying for the correct type of license (Master, Location, Manufacturer or Distributor) and the correct Class of license (Class A or Class B).
IMPORTANT: Location licensees in possession of both Class A and Class B COAMs in the same business location or anticipate having both Class A and Class B COAMs in the same business location anytime during the licensing year, must apply for a Class B type license. Also, if you are a Class A Location License Holder, and you own your Class A COAMs you MUST apply for both a Class A Master license and Class A Location license.
Updating Officers/Owners/Shareholders – Applicants must ensure ALL officer/owner/shareholder information has been updated with the DOR and the Georgia Secretary of State (SOS) prior to submitting a COAM application. A “Personal Information” page must be completed for EACH officer/owner/shareholder when submitting a COAM application. Failure to provide true and correct officer/owner/shareholder information on the COAM application, with the DOR, and with the SOS may delay the processing of your COAM application.
Providing True and Correct Information on Application – Applicants are required to provide the GLC with true and correct information on their COAM application. This includes ensuring all address information, owner information and contact information for the owner(s) of record are accurate and all documents have been submitted. Applicants should not provide their accountants’ or bookkeepers’ information as owner information. Accountants and bookkeepers may be listed in the “Business Contacts” section of the online application. GLC must be able to contact the owner(s) directly for any application inquiries, and operational or COAM connectivity issues.
Requests for Information – Respond to information requests from the RCA and Legal Departments promptly. Failure to respond to any information request may result in the denial of your COAM application. Due to the recent COVID-19 public health emergency, the GLC COAM Division is currently NOT accepting visitors at the Atlanta Headquarters Office located at 250 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA. As a result, the GLC COAM Division will NOT be able to schedule appointments for applicants picking up licenses or the dropping off of any requested information.
Following the recommendations mentioned above will ensure the timely and complete evaluation of your application. Failure to provide updated information may result in the denial of your application. If you encounter any problems with the COAM License website (www.gacoam.com) or have any questions, please contact the COAM Retailer Services Helpline at 1(800) 746-8546 Option 6 and 2.
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