National Receipt Lottery wrapped up

It lasted between September 2013 and February 2021.

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Once highlighted by the European Commission as a successful tool to fight the VAT gap, the state stopped the National Receipt Lottery in late February 2021.

“The lottery met its purpose,” Martina Rybanská, spokesperson of the Financial Administration, told The Slovak Spectator.

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Launched on September 1, 2013, the lottery encouraged people in Slovakia to collect retail receipts from their purchases in shops, restaurants and services, and enter them into a national lottery, with the possibility of winning thousands of euros.

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People started asking for the receipts in shops, while entrepreneurs started issuing them more dutifully. It was a good tool to highlight the problem of tax collection, and contributed to improving tax inspections.

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