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Pay Taxes and Win a Car in Portugal

Pay Taxes and Win a Car in Portugal

Snapshot: In Portugal, you could actually win a car if you pay your taxes fairly

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Its hard to believe that one could actually win a car by paying off his taxes in time, but that's true in case of Portugal. Where the Portuguese government has introduced a plan called 'Factura da Sorte,' in which people using their tax ID number while making purchases are entered into a lottery, through which they can actually win a car. Similar sort of schemes have already been set up in Sao Paulo Province, Brazil and in Slovakia and Malta. 

While purchasing something, buyers can give their National Tax Identification Number, which will be recorded by the business firm they are buying from, and a receipt will be provided in return. Now, all the taxpayers will automatically become part of the lottery, unless they actively opt out. After that, there will be a weekly televised prize draw, with additional draws on special occasions and festivals. The choice of cars as the lottery’s prize has raised some eyebrows, but with this the government believes that the cost will be offset by a predicted 600 to 800 million Euros annual boost to tax revenues.

There is a shear possiblity that not enough people would give up the concrete advantages of dodging sales tax via black transactions, just for the sake of a small off-chance of getting a free car. But if this scheme some-how works out, then it could well provide a model for countries hoping to coax their businesses back into the tax-paying fold.

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