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Prize money abroad?

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Prize money abroad?

Postby dshiday » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:23 am


I know that lottery winnings in the U.K isn't taxed. However, is this the same for PRIZE winnings abroad? I want to enter a competition abroad to win potentially up to 1million US dollars. If I do end up winning, will I be taxed? If so, how much? Again, I'd like to make it clear that it isn't a lottery but a competition prize money.

Thank you

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Re: Prize money abroad?

Postby darthblingbling » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:23 am

A competition for what

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Re: Prize money abroad?

Postby JRG » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:04 am

As far as I know any money you win from a lottery/competition abroad would be taxed, or not taxed, dependent on that country's rules. If it is taxed then you should receive the net value. I suggest you review the competition rules to determine how the competition promoters deal with matters in the case of a winner from abroad.

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