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.
Internal Revenue Service