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I have limited disability income, however, living alone I entertain myself at my local casino. Can I file win losses and receive a rebate?
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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 3 months ago
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Your winning are taxable - and your losses are deductible.

You will need to file your tax return - to report your winnings.

You may deduct gambling losses only if you itemize your deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A.pdf, and kept a record of your winnings and losses. The amount of losses you deduct can't be more than the amount of gambling income you reported on your return. Claim your gambling losses up to the amount of winnings, as "Other Miscellaneous Deductions" (line 28)

So far - if your losses are more than winning - your deduction is limited.

But you might be able to claim a refund for income tax withheld from your winning.

Let me know if you need help with reporting.

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