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In the U.S. this will be dependant on State Gambling Laws, but typically it would only be illegal if the money was taken for a private Lottery (legally speaking, only the government is permitted to run lotteries, and the specific nature of a lottery is a game where a prize of monetary value is awarded to a participant by a mechanism of random chance). ...


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Systems like this risk crossing over into legal advice In almost all jurisdictions only lawyers can do this. If you keep your system as a simple automation of a paper process you should be fine but the minute it “translates the law texts into concrete instructions” you are giving legal advice. You can reproduce the law but only a lawyer can explain what it ...


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It is more complicated. From Wikipedia “The United States has income tax treaties with over 65 countries. These treaties reduce the chance of double taxation by allowing each country to fully tax its citizens and residents and reducing the amount the other country can tax them. Generally the treaties provide for reduced rates of tax on investment income ...


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I believe it would be useful to clarify some things first: There is no concept of "alien entities" in tax law (and by "tax" I mean specifically US federal income tax - as opposed, for example, to US federal estate tax or state and local tax law). For individuals, there are two tax categories: citizen or alien. Alien individuals are subdivided into resident ...


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Gambling requires a wager something (such as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain event An entry fee paid to participate in an event is not a wager even if the event offers prizes. Note that a wager on the outcome of the event or matches within an event by non-participants is gambling. And side bets by participants are usually strictly prohibited ...


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