Tax on lottery winnings in Russia
In Russian federation
most of the possible types of income are subject to taxation. They
types of income, from which the state does not need to pay anything, pretty clear
spelled out in legislation, but receiving prizes and gifts to them, behind a number
exceptions, not applicable.
Lottery winnings tax
in Russia calculated as personal income tax, which the, as
known, is 13% of the received amount. Respectively, if you won
1 one million rubles, then 130 you will have to pay thousand rubles to the state.
In the same time, according to
legislation, gifts worth less than 4 thousand rubles are not subject to personal income tax. Then
there is, if you won the lottery 2 thousand rubles, you don't need to pay anything.
But if you played three times in a year and won a total of 6 thousand
rubles, then you can subtract from 6 thousand rubles 4 thousand rubles, and the amount of tax
to win the lottery in this case will be 13% from 2 thousand rubles.
In Russia, right
only public authorities have lottery organizations, which
entrust the holding of the event to the company - the operator, therefore on the ticket
not only the name of the operator is indicated, but also the name of the organ
state power. In this way, tax on winnings in the Stoloto lottery
is 13% in all cases. The tax in the Gosloto lottery is also 13%. AND
from this amount you can always deduct 4 thousand rubles, non-taxable personal income tax.
But quite often similar
events are also held by commercial companies - to draw attention to their
activities, increase sales. These events have the status of promotions
lottery also includes tax, according to Russian law.
Tax rate on winnings
in the lottery in this case is 35%, but in some cases companies -
the organizers themselves act as an agent and pay all the necessary payments
for the recipient of the prize themselves.
Besides, if a person
is not a resident of Russia, he pays tax on lotto winnings in the amount of 30%
of the received amount. I.e, won 1 million rubles - pay 330 thousand
What happens in case
evasion of payment, clearly demonstrates the story of a 44-year-old resident
Krasnoyarsk Territory, who last year became a defendant in a criminal case.
Having won 10 million rubles back in 2014 year, the man did not fulfill his
duties to the state. As a result, after four years in his attitude
opened a criminal case: because we are talking about a large size: he should have been
the state 1,3 million rubles. And this is not the only such case of a criminal
persecution, if we refer to judicial practice.