Whether you roll the dice, bet on the ponies, play cards or enjoy slot machines, you should know that as a casual gambler, your gambling winnings are fully taxable and must be reported on your income tax return. You can also deduct your gambling losses...but only up to the extent of your winnings.
Here are five important tips about gambling and taxes:
For more information on gambling income and losses, see IRS Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions, or Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, both available at IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).
July 4 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (Independence Day) Details
July 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during June, report them to your employer Details
July 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in June.
July 31 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the second quarter of 2018. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules.