Reporting Gambling Income And Losses On Your Tax Return –

While living in Australia, USA or Singapore, don’t forget that all of your income is taxable. Whether you earn it from legitimate sources or other sources like gambling. If you win through gambling then you have to report it on your income tax return. Gambling income is actually the income that you earn through chance and you play the game in hopes of winning money. Usually the games played are lotteries, cards, bet on horses, play craps, raffles, casinos or blackjack. Income earned from all of these gambling sources in taxable. Moreover it also includes the income that you earn through fair market value of prizes. So whatever the source of gambling income you have, there is a need to report it on tax returns. If you are a gambler and often earn through this, then the following tips can prove very vital for you to fill the tax returns.

IRS Form W-2G:

Whenever you win through any gambling game, you receive a form W-2G from the payer. This form is basically used to report the gambling income that you have just earned. You have to forward this form for the tax return purpose. Usually the payer will give you this IRS Form W-2G. Moreover the payer can also give you this form if you have earnings from federal …