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How To Report Gambling Winnings On Your Income Tax Return

Posted by Dairel Denton Posted on Feb 01 2018

Did you know you should report any gambling winnings on your income tax return? If you have winnings over a specific dollar amount then you will be required to claim those amounts. The IRS wants to know just you lucky you are at poker, blackjack, slot machines, horse racing, and more. The institution must get your Social Security Number and let the IRS know you came into some extra money during the year. 

If your winnings are large enough then it might be smart to pay an estimated tax before December 31st.

What if your winnings weren't large enough to trigger a W-2G filing? Well at that point, it's up to the taxpayer to be responsible to report the winnings.

Remember, you may be able to deduct any losses your faced during the tax year, too.  If you have any questions give us a call at 573-686-3053.