Is 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?
We’ve all experienced it: the suspense of waiting for that one notification, the hope of securing a coveted festival ticket, and then the ultimate disappointment when we miss out once again. TicketSwap, a leading platform in the secondary ticket market, has introduced a lottery system that promises to offer a fairer and more democratic process for ticket purchase. But why does it seem that some, despite repeated attempts, never find luck on their side? Why do you never win a ticket on TicketSwap? Why do you always miss out?