Most common scams originating in the Benin Republic, as of 2015, involve sending money over the Internet and include asking for money for travel costs, visas, adoption costs and to pay fees associated with lottery winnin... More » Government & Politics Law Is This Illegal?

Located in West Africa, Benin's boundaries are the countries Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger and it has a short coastline along the Bight of Benin. It is a long, narrow country with a land area of 42,985 square mil... More » Geography Africa

For tax purposes, lottery winnings count as regular individual income, just like wages, with the rate is based on the taxpayer's total earnings. A lottery jackpot will probably be taxed at the highest federal individual ... More » Business & Finance Taxes Income Tax
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