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Discussion in 'Business & Corporate Matters' started by LaurieB1011, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. LaurieB1011

    LaurieB1011 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi all! I started a page on social media raffling off various items. Each person pays a specific amount and then I draw and one person wins. I am making money off of this. Is this legal if I’m paying taxes on it end of year?
     
  2. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Active Member

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    Absolutely illegal. The fact that you are paying taxes just reduced the number of laws you are breaking.

    And doing over state lines makes it a federal crime.


    You are one upset player away from major problems.
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Doesn't matter if you pay taxes or not, you're operating illegally if you aren't licensed by the state:

    Pages - Bingo, Raffles, Casino Nights & Armchair Races

    Whether or not you can even get a license is anybody's guess.

    Right now you need to stop what you are doing and give everybody back their money, lest you wind up in jail.
     

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