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if Dr. Green gambling activities do not qualify as a tradee

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if Dr. Green gambling activities do not qualify as a tradee or business, can he deduct his gambling related travel and lodging expenses against his gambling winnings?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  jgordosea replied 8 years ago.



If the activity is not a trade or business the expenses are not allowed. Family and personal living expenses are not deductible.


See Tax Topics - Topic 419 Gambling Income and Losses for information on reporting gambling winnings and deducting losses for a taxpayer that isnot in the trade or business of gambling.


Best wishes.