Gambling winnings are reported as Other Income on Line 21 of IRS Form 1040. While you may be able to deduct your gambling losses, gambling winnings are not directly offset by gambling losses in your tax return. You must be able to itemize deductions on Schedule A of your return in order to deduct the gambling losses, and then can only deduct an amount up to the amount of your gambling winnings. You may or may not have received a Form W-2G for your gambling winnings.
To report your gambling winnings in the TaxAct® program:
If you need to enter information from more than one Form W-2G, click Add on the summary screen to create a new copy of the form, or click Review to review a form already created.
To enter gambling losses in the TaxAct program:
The gambling losses screen has information regarding the amount you can deduct, as well as the documentation needed for the deduction.