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gambling winnings and efile

rfgbiv99
Level 1

I have a client that has gambling income but does not get a W2-g. Is there a way to get around the need for a tax ID# in order to efile this return

 

Thank you

 

Roy

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Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
Level 15

What kind of gambling winnings, from where?  Is he a professional gambler?  throwing dice in a back alley?


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George4Tacks
Level 15

You could just report it in Screen 14.1, Other income (a couple of boxes above Tax Withheld). Use Ctrl + E and write GAMBLING WINNINGS  and the amount.  This will show on Line 8 of Schedule 1 (2019 form). 

 


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Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
Level 15
dang, I wanted to know what type of gambling income doesn't get reported on an IRS form!

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George4Tacks
Level 15
Back room card games. Some very honest people want to put down the $100 jackpot.

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IRonMaN
Level 15

Come on George, don't mess things up.  I wanted to find out the answer to Lisa's back alley question.  Besides, I heard people are earning big money here betting on when various forms and states will be finalized.  Maybe our anonymous gambler got a piece of that action.

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StknCPA
Level 3

On screen 13--Gambling Winnings and Losses, click the "Losses/Misc Winnings" link to the left. More input opens up--the third line down is Winnings not reported on Form W-2G. (It's input box 10.)