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Macedonia VAT lottery Dec 2019

  • Dec 15, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Macedonia has launched a VAT receipt lottery to boost tax revenues.

The scheme is designed to encourage consumers to ensure they receive VAT invoices from shops, and therefore reduce the incidence of unreported VAT. Other EU countries to have implemented such VAT receipt lotteries includes: Italy, Greece, Malta, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia and Portugal 

‘My VAT’ lottery offers consumers the chance to win cash prizes based on the unique invoice number for their purchases. The consumers can scan their receipts on a government portal for daily draws of winning numbers. Prizes of between 1,000 (€63,000) and 3,000 denar (€189,000) are available for daily draws.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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