If Russia's so-called tax on the winnings? This topic is of interest to many citizens. After all, most of the income in principle is subject to some payments to the state Treasury. The size have changed. Although there are some exceptions. Theoretically, any win or even a prize – it is nothing like profit. And, indeed, it must demand payment of the corresponding tax. But is it? Whether the prize is overshadowed by the tax payments? Or is it all just fiction for the population? In this we have to understand next!Tax on winnings in Russia

Income taxes

It's no secret that the tax system in Russia is thought out to the smallest detail. There are many options for the payment of contributions to the treasury of the state. The most common alignment is income “penalties”. They are charged to citizens who make a profit in one size or another. And regardless of the amounts recovered. With rare exception. Do I have to pay tax on winnings in Russia, if there are situations when citizens have exemption from it? This is a moot point. It includes a huge number of features and nuances. Who and when has the right not to pay income tax at all? This is possible if it is:

  • income from the sale of property owned for more than three years;
  • inheritance;
  • gifts up to 4000 rubles;
  • gifts from close relatives.

No more exceptions. How much is the income tax in this case? You will have to give the state treasury as much as 13% of the amount you received. Less individuals do not pay, only more and under certain circumstances. But about them a bit later.

Payments from winnings

So is there any tax on winnings in Russia? Already mentioned – a simple answer to this question can not be. Much depends on the circumstances. In principle, the prize is considered taxable income. So, you should believe that he is subject to certain penalties.

And indeed it is. The legislation provides for the payment of income tax on prizes that citizens receive. Here, too, there are exceptions that are not very rare in practice. Nevertheless, remember: the tax on winnings for the population of Russia is 13%. And no less. The exact amount you can calculate yourself. To do this, simply multiply your income with the specified interest rate. There is nothing difficult in this, elementary school knowledge!

An exception

It has already been said - the winnings are not always taxed. Sometimes there are exceptions. And they are relatively common in everyday life. For example, as a profit from participation in lotteries. The thing is that if your prize is not very large (no more than 4000), then it is not subject to any payments to the tax authorities. You will get exactly as much as you have won.

Often such exceptions occur in small lotteries. For example, by banks or a variety of stalls. Only the tax on the gain is often interested in those who have larger sums gets. How to be in this case? Do under any circumstances have to pay 13% of your profit?

And there is. But in the case of lotteries, everything is much more complicated than it seems at first glance. We found out that they will not ask you for any penalties if the prize you receive does not exceed 4,000 rubles in value (or monetary value). And what if with the help of a lottery ticket you received a large amount?

Then you will be charged income tax. And in the prescribed amount (13%). Only the calculation will take place on a very interesting system. You will need to take into account only the amount of the winnings received after deducting the non-taxable 4 thousand rubles from this tax base. Let's say you are entitled to 10,000 for the lottery. And the tax on winnings (2014 or 2016 - it does not matter, the rate has not changed for a long time) is charged from 6000. If you think about it, then everything is not as difficult as it seems. This is the main advantage of lottery tickets. In fact, citizens pay a “reduced” income tax to the state.

Lottery is not the only option of winning. Increasingly, citizens are turning to various bookmakers, where they place their bets. For example, sports. In 2014 this kind of organization has been equated to tax agents. This means that the bookmaker must make the payments to the state Treasury.

For the population it is a very good position. Winning in the bookmaker taxes, as a rule, takes into account. And you will be given the amount in the hands of given this mandatory income payment. Very comfortably. Especially if you take into account the fact that many companies indicate the amount of winnings, subtracting from it the required 13%.

In addition, as in the lottery, a “reduced” income tax is levied. The base will be reduced by the amount of the bet that brought the win. This is very beneficial for citizens. From the point of view of the tax authorities, bookmakers are the best sources for obtaining prizes.

From the excitement no one is insured. Many people play in casinos and receive significant sums of money there. Is there a tax on winnings? A moot point.

On the one hand, such activities are prohibited. That is to play in the casino is forbidden by law. On the other hand you still get some income in various sizes. So, the tax authorities to deduct the interest is also required.

In practice, the rule is: “Not caught - not a thief”. If you play illegally in a casino, you can hide your income. Only this is also a violation of the established rules. In this scenario, you get the full amount of the winnings. When you do not want to break the law, you will have to declare profits. And give the amount of 13%. Similar rules apply to online casinos.


When do citizens most often receive prizes and gifts? During a variety of promotions! To be honest, you shouldn't be very happy about it. After all, a prize will be overshadowed by income tax.

If in previous situations you had to give only 13% of the total amount of the winnings, then when conducting promotional lotteries and shares, the interest rate will change somewhat. And far from the least. Pay as tax will have more. Namely - 35%. The rule applies to both received property prizes (their market value is taken into account) and to cash. It turns out that it is not too profitable to participate in promotions. Especially to win large sums. After all, deductions to the tax service will be rather big.


The last feature that is worth considering is that all of the above rules apply only to residents of the Russian Federation. That is, those for a year spent in the country for more than 183 days. The rest are considered non-residents. And they also pay tax on the gain is mandatory. Only with certain modifications.

Non-residents from their profits (whether it is a prize or just a salary in Russia) pay 30%. No more, no less. As you can see, the residents are more fortunate. They often have to give only 13% of the profits.

By the way, it is necessary to pay income tax until July 15 inclusive. But to declare their own income - until April 30. In this case we are talking about the year following the one in which you made a profit. That is, in 2014 the reporting should be for 2013, and in 2015 - for 2014. Nothing difficult. In practice, taxes are paid in advance - along with the filing of a tax return. Few pulls until July 15. Remember - the tax on the gain in the Russian Federation is called income. Hiding profits is illegal! So, you have to pay!