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Recent Court Cases of Interest

Gambling Loss Not Deductible as Casualty Loss The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the taxpayer’s gambling losses did not qualify as deductible casualty losses. The taxpayer gambled occasionally, but only small amounts, and... TheTaxBook

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Gambling As a Profession Tax Implication

The thrill of a slot machine jackpot is exhilarating. Waiting for a casino attendant to come and do the legendary “hand pay” (paying the taxpayer at the machine) gets taxpayers’ hearts racing. Most taxpayers get so caught up in the moment that the tax consequence of their winning is a distant thought. It is so distant, in fact, that many taxpayers forget they even received that W2-G and leave it off their tax return. However, when the... Tracy L. Bunner, EA