Published: March 12, 2020
Last Updated: October 21, 2022
If a relative wins a lottery and decides to share the winnings with his family, the person who receives the gift from the family member will not have to pay tax on what he receives since there is no gift tax in Canada. Any amounts arising from any source, including lottery winnings, can be gifted to any person without Canadian tax implications.
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