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A resident of Gaza won tens of millions in the lottery and sued the State of Israel - voila! Of money


A resident of Gaza won the first prize in a lottery in the amount of NIS 45 million. The state collected a 32% tax from the winning amount, close to NIS 15 million. The winner appealed. What did the court decide?

Won 45 million in the lottery and sued the state that took nearly 15 million (Photo: ShutterStock)

In the Toto anything can happen, fact: a resident of Gaza was the only winner of the first prize in the Toto, which earned him a nice sum of NIS 45 million.

However, Hazati quickly found out that the entire amount would not be available to him - after the tax authority deducted 32% (nearly NIS 15 million) from the winnings.

As required by law in the case of financial winnings - in lottery, lotto, other lotteries and even in reality shows.

Unfortunately for him, the winner petitioned the court, based on two main arguments: the first is that the State of Israel is not allowed to collect tax from him, as he is a resident of the Palestinian Authority.

The plaintiff also claimed that even if the state is allowed to collect tax from him, it cannot exceed 75%, since according to the law the state must transfer at least 75% of the

winnings to the Palestinian Authority.

, who ruled that the tax authority acted according to the law and that the plaintiff's claims lacked a legal basis.

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  • Gaza

  • Taxes Authority

  • Internal Revenue Service

Source: walla

All business articles on 2022-11-29

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