Are Lottery Tickets Tax-Deductible in the Netherlands?

A basket of numbered balls for a lottery drawIs the purchase of a lottery ticket that supports charities deductible on the Dutch income tax return? This is a question that arises every year when filing the tax return. And if you can’t deduct the entire contribution, can you perhaps deduct part of the payment? Maybe in proportion to how much money the lottery gives to charities? Most people have heard of the Dutch charitable deduction. Donations to charities or institutions can be deducted from income on the income tax return in the Netherlands. This means that the amount on which tax has to be paid is reduced, resulting in less tax payable. It is therefore a logical thought that payments to lotteries, which donate a significant amount to charities, are partly deductible as a donation. But is this the case?

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