Taxation of lottery and gambling winnings
In Switzerland, gambling, such as lotteries, sports betting, casino games and online gambling, is regulated by the LJAr (La loi Fédéral sur les jeux d’argent)
According to the LJAr, winnings from gambling are subject to income tax, but the tax rules may vary from canton to canton.
In general, gambling winnings are considered taxable income and must be declared to the tax authorities. The amount of tax will depend on the amount of the winnings and the tax rules in the canton where you live. In some cantons, there are minimum thresholds for gambling winnings before tax is due.
It is important to note that gambling winnings from abroad may also be taxed in Switzerland. If you have won a prize in a foreign country and you are resident in Switzerland, you will need to check the tax rules in both countries to see if you have to pay tax in both countries or if you can benefit from a tax exemption under a tax treaty between the two countries.
It is advisable to consult a tax advisor or accountant for precise information on the taxation of gambling winnings in Switzerland, depending on your personal situation.