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How To Get Tax Back On US Casino & Gaming Wins

How to Get Tax Back From U.S. Winnings

You won big in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, or one of the other gaming destinations in the U.S. Once you win a jackpot, you’re faced with a very unpleasant revelation: you are immediately taxed on your winnings. However, Refund Management Services advises that there is a way to get all or a portion of your taxes back from the IRS.

If you’ve made a trip to the U.S. and your gaming winnings are high enough or you win a prize and take the cash equivalent, the IRS will deduct 30% off of your winnings. In fact, nearly four million gamblers win big in gambling cities across the U.S. and the IRS deducts taxes from all of them. However, as a non-resident of the U.S., there is a way to get your casino winnings back from the U.S.: by hiring Refund Management Services to go through the process of obtaining a casino winning tax refund from the IRS. RMS is the easiest way to get your money back.

When applying for a casino winning tax refund from the U.S., you must provide the following:

  • Once you win a certain amount (usually $1,199.00), the gaming establishment will issue you a W2-G or 1042-S slip, as the amount you win is subject to federal withholding taxes in the U.S.
  • Don’t wait more than three years to claim gaming winnings on a tax return; that said, if you’ve won in the current year, we will be filing a claim at the beginning of the next calendar year. Most of our customers typically contact us within a few days of returning to Canada or their country of origin, so we can begin preparing the paperwork for them to get the refund that is rightfully theirs!
  • Remember that you can also claim taxed gaming winnings on a variety of games, such as lotteries, raffles, and horse races.
  • If you win $1,199.00 or more, you will be taxed 30%. Contact Refund Management Services and we will obtain your taxed gaming winnings by filing a tax return. Take the stress out of the process by letting our trained experts handle it for you!

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