Gambling Tax: How Much You Will Pay For Winning?

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Gambling Tax: How Much You Will Pay For Winning?
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Uncle Sam wants a cut of everything, including your winnings at the casino or racetrack.

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Gambling tax is a tax on gambling.

Gambling winnings in the following amounts must be reported to the IRS by the payer. The payers must give the Social Security number and fill out IRS Form W2-G to report the full amount won. Not all gambling winings in amounts above are subject to IRS form W1- G.

Gambling tax is $600 at a horse track, $1,200 at slot machines, bingo games, or $5,000 at poker tournaments.

Even if you don't win a lot, you need to report your winnings at tax time. You also need also to declare any awards or prize money you won during the year. Gambling income plus job income equals your total income. If you itemize your deductions, then you can claim your losses up to the number of your gambling winings.

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Gambling income is subject to state taxes. Some states charge a flat percentage, while others base the state tax on how much you won.

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