Tax

Have a tax question? Ask a tax Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

If you Live in Pennsylvania and play and enter a sweepstakes…

If you Live in Pennsylvania...
If you Live in Pennsylvania and play and enter a sweepstakes from Europe do you have to pay the taxes on that money before it's given to you or can you fill out a W2-G form at tax time
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Tax Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
8/17/2015
Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 14,669
Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
Verified

Hi,

Ask Your Own Tax Question

No, he W-2 G is what a US entity (such as a lottery or casino) would send TO you (and IRS) to report winnings

Ask Your Own Tax Question

What you'll have todo here is report the full amount of your winnigs on the “other income” line of your tax return. If you itemize your deductions and have costs to play where you did NOT win, you do have the option of deducting them on Schedule A to reduce your taxable income, and ultimately, the amount of tax you'll owe on the foreign prize. But if you choose to take the standard deduction instead of itemizing, you don't get to deduct those sweepstakes participation costs (if any).

Ask Your Own Tax Question

you'll see "Other Income on line 21 of the 1040... where it says ..

..

"21 Other income. List type and amount ............................ 21 ___________"

Ask Your Own Tax Question

Now, if this is oing to reatly increase oyur taxes you CAN use estimated payments to be sure you won't have an underpayment penalty

Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 14,669
Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
Verified
Lane and 87 other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now

Hi, Thanks for the accept.

...

Here's the PA stty General's office consumer complaing form site:

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/ComplaintForms/BCP_Complaint_Form.pdf

...

Here's the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Protection Bureau site:

https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-consumer-protection

...

Here's the contact page for Atty general:

http://www.revenue.pa.gov/GetAssistance/ContactUsbyPhone/Pages/default.aspx#.VdIdxtQViko

...

And here's the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/

...

Again, this "CPA" supposedly standing for Consumer Protection Agency, is a fabricated name

And, as we discussed, the real agencies don't just call you out of the blue and tell you about money you've won.... telling you to send taxes ahead of time.

THis is a scam.

...

Hope this helps

...

Let me know how it goes

Ask Your Own Tax Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a tax professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Lane Your Own Question
Lane
Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 14,669
14,669 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986

Lane is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response...

T.G.WMatteson, IL

I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight.

BonnieChesnee, SC

Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation.

JohnMinneapolis, MN

Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with.

OrvilleHesperia, California

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Wallstreet Esq.

Wallstreet Esq.

Tax Attorney

586 satisfied customers

10 years experience

Mark D

Mark D

Enrolled Agent

1,338 satisfied customers

MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues

Richard

Richard

Tax Attorney

4,512 satisfied customers

29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

PhillipsEsq.

PhillipsEsq.

Attorney-at-Law

59 satisfied customers

B.A., M.B.A, J.D.

Robin D.

Robin D.

Senior Tax Advisor 4

15,569 satisfied customers

15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor

Megan C

Megan C

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

8,655 satisfied customers

Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level

jgordosea

jgordosea

Enrolled Agent

2,885 satisfied customers

I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.

< Previous | Next >

Related Tax Questions
I have been called indicating I won sweepstakes with
I have been called indicating I won sweepstakes with consumers Clearing House...is this a scam? … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
15,569 satisfied customers
I have a question about gambling winnings on paypal. I love
Hi, I have a question about gambling winnings on paypal. I love to play poker and so I found online this site which says that playing there is absolutely legal. The site is called Global poker. Now th… read more
Chad EA, CDFA®, CFP®
Chad EA, CDFA®, CFP®
IRS Enrolled Agent, CFP(R),
Master\u0027s Degree
2,484 satisfied customers
RE: FOREIGN TAX CREDIT We're filing a married joint filing
RE: FOREIGN TAX CREDIT We're filing a married joint filing tax return and have come up against some problems on form 1116. 1) Do we add both our names on the form? 2) On line 3a, it asks for certain i… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
5,450 satisfied customers
I supposedly won some money in a drawing and the money is
I supposedly won some money in a drawing and the money is coming from Costa Rica. Precautions have been taken with filling out the Form W2G and the X14, but now they are saying I have to pay an addito… read more
Lane
Lane
JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Doctoral Degree
14,669 satisfied customers
The World Series of Poker won't accept IRS Form 5754. What
The World Series of Poker won't accept IRS Form 5754. What other way can we split and report the winnings among the player's backers? … read more
Lane
Lane
JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Doctoral Degree
14,669 satisfied customers
When you win a lottery or sweepstakes do the IRS taxes have
When you win a lottery or sweepstakes do the IRS taxes have to be paid before winnings are given to a person?… read more
Angie
Angie
Bookkeeper
55 satisfied customers
G. (only!) it's the guy the employer misallocated the
For Stephan G. (only!)Hi, it's the guy for whom the employer misallocated the deductions to NJ instead of NY and you helped me to convinced them to fix this internally in payroll and re-issue the W-2.… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
What is non-resident Tax(non Canadian) to a U.S. citizen? I
What is non-resident Tax(non Canadian) to a U.S. citizen? I have a letter and check that indicates that I owe $5,500.00 which is to be paid with the check in order to claim a prize. Is this true?… read more
Lane
Lane
JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
Doctoral Degree
14,669 satisfied customers
My great aunt recently passed away and left money to
Hello, My great aunt recently passed away and left money to both of my minor children to be used for college. The checks from her estate are made out in my name as the trustee for the benefit of my ch… read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
I am helping my parents who are in their 80s sort out a mess...
I am helping my parents who are in their 80's sort out a mess... I discovered last year when making a visit to to AZ (I live in PA) that my parents were involved with a sweepstakes swindling ring! I i… read more
Megan C
Megan C
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Master's Degree
8,655 satisfied customers
I am 63 years old and contributed 6500.00 to my traditional
I am 63 years old and contributed 6500.00 to my traditional IRA. I have already paid taxes on this money. The rest of my money in the IRA is pre-tax contributions. Should I do a non deductible contrib… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
On the 1098-T form box 1 is tuition $1,305.00, box 5 is scholorship
On the 1098-T form box 1 is tuition $1,305.00, box 5 is scholorship $23,774.70 . What i need to know is do I have to put the scholarship amount somewhere in the tax for 1040EZ? I also work as a part t… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
What is I did not live or earn income all of 2013 inthr state
What is I did not live or earn income all of 2013 inthr state of oklahoma but taxes were taken out all year . I used to work for my company in Oklahoma but not since 2011. How do I get money back ?… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
My husband and I both live and work in NJ, and for the second
My husband and I both live and work in NJ, and for the second year we owe the state over $200. On my W2 the taxes paid to unemployment, disability and Family Leave INsurance are located in 2 seperate … read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
I wan a bad beat jackpot (aka Jumbo Jackpot) at a Station Casino
I wan a bad beat jackpot (aka Jumbo Jackpot) at a Station Casino in Las Vegas, NV, for $30,000 while playing $2-$4 limit Texas hold ‘em. You have to be in the hand playing and calling all bets to qual… read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
My son was 17 until april 5 of 2011, he graduated high school
My son was 17 until april 5 of 2011, he graduated high school in may of 2011. He then moved up to Kansas City to go to college and moved in with his girlfriends parents. He attended a semester of coll… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
I am active duty military, maintaining pennsylvania residency.
I am active duty military, maintaining pennsylvania residency. I moved from PA in August to Virginia on official orders. I have been using HR Block's program to do my taxes. I recently came to the sec… read more
Jesse Handel
Jesse Handel
Tax Preparer and Chemist
Bachelor's Degree
3 satisfied customers
Do you have to give tax information if you win a ...
Do you have to give tax information if you win a sweepstakes? How do I know it is legitimate and not a scam to get my info?… read more
Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson
Senior HR Consultant and Business Devlpm
Bachelor's Degree
6,994 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x