Question

I won money from a casino in a different state than where I live. The casino sent me a W-2G Form. Do I have to file my gambling winnings in that state?

Answer

What is a W-2G Form?

w-2gForm W-2G “Certain Gambling Winnings” reports gambling winnings (on wagering transactions, sweepstakes, wagering pools, lotteries, gambling games, and gambling machines) and subsequent tax due on the winnings to the IRS.

Your reporting requirements depend on the amount, type, and ratio of the gambling earnings.

Do You Have To File Gambling Winnings Via W2G Form?

Yes, you must file a W-2G return in the state in which you are a non-resident and in which the casino is located and report your gambling winnings.

You must also claim the winnings in your home state.

You might be able to claim a credit in your home state if you pay taxes to another state.

More Help Reporting Gambling Winnings

If you need help reporting gambling winnings, H&R Block can help. Whether you make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable tax pros or choose one of our online tax filing products, you can count on H&R Block to help you.

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