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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lottery is forcing Slovakia’s shop owners to pay sales tax

Jozef Lazarcik, left, wins a car in Slovakia's new tax lottery while host Michal Hudak reaches out to shake his hand in Bratislava, Slovakia, last month. Other European countries are considering the lottery to collect value-added taxes.