The State Duma has changed the rules for taxation of winnings in casinos
The State Duma has adopted a law on changing the principle of taxation of winnings in casinosCasinos. As deputy chairman for budget and taxes Leonid Simanovsky told RIA Novosti, now citizens are required to pay tax on the difference between the winnings and the amount spent on bets.
If a player spent 10 thousand rubles to purchase chips in a casino and won 100 thousand rubles, then he will have to pay taxes on the amount of net winnings, that is, from 90 thousand rubles. The amount of payments will be determined before the end of the tax year according to the data provided by the casino operators. After receiving this information, the tax authority will generate a payment document and send it to the taxpayer.
Under the old rules, the player had to independently submit data on large winnings to the tax office.
In addition, according to the new law, winnings by foreigners in Russian casinos will not be considered income from Russian sources. Simanovsky suggested that this would simplify the work with documents and attract an additional flow of tourists to the country.