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How Do I Claim My Gambling Winnings and/or Losses?

This interview will help you determine how to claim your gambling winnings and/or losses.

Information You'll Need:

  • Your and your spouse's filing status
  • Amount of your gambling winnings and losses
  • Any information provided to you on a Form W-2G

The tool is designed for use by taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring about. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.

Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes.

Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Dec-2016