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Governments use receipt lotteries to boost tax compliance

“As a bonus, they also increase awareness of tax evasion and encourage citizens to look out for tax cheats” writes The Economist for economist.com. They are less noticeable than income taxes or cuts to public services.Receipt lotteries allow governments to raise revenue without raising rates.For governments trying to up the tax take, consumption taxes have appeal.
 
Source: economist.com



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