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Entering gambling winnings and losses in Lacerte

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax257Updated May 12, 2022

To enter Form W-2G gambling winnings:

  1. Go to Screen 13.2, Gambling Winnings and Losses.
  2. Complete all applicable entries under the W-2G Payer Information (mandatory for e-file) section.
  3. Scroll down to the W-2G Gambling Winnings section.
  4. Check the Spouse W-2G box if applicable.
  5. Enter the applicable amounts for fields 1–18 as reported on Form W2-G.

Any field marked with an asterisk (*) applies to e-file returns only. Complete all appropriate fields to prevent an e-file reject.  

To enter Form W-2G gambling losses:

  1. Go to Screen 13.2, Gambling Winnings and Losses.
  2. Select Losses/Misc Winnings from the left navigation panel.
  3. Enter Total gambling losses.
  4. Enter State total gambling losses, if different.
    • Gambling losses can only be offset to the extent of gambling winnings. The amount of gambling losses allowed will flow to Schedule A, line 28.

To enter gambling winnings from a 1099-K or not reported on Form W-2G:

  1. Go to Screen 13.2, Gambling Winnings and Losses.
  2. Select Losses/Misc Winnings from the left navigation panel.
  3. Enter the Winnings not reported on Form W-2G.

To enter state taxable gambling winnings:

  1. Go to Screen 13.2, Gambling Winnings and Losses.
  2. Select Losses/Misc Winnings from the left navigation panel.
  3. Enter the State taxable winnings not reported on Form W-2G, if different.

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