Question regarding taxes w/ FanDuel / DraftKings and the like...

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raiders72

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I'm not 100% sure but if you use PayPal, then PayPal sends 1099 and it can be small amount. The books use W-Gs and the requirements are higher.
 

raiders72

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Fanduel just got back and they have the same requirements. I do know guys that got 1099s but they went through PayPal.
 

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Lets just say I opened account on 2/1/22

I funded $1,000 in the account

On 12/31/22, my account now has $4,000 is in. I never funded the account after the initial 1k and never withdrew.

Are you saying that I will receive either a W2G or 1099 for 3k? How sure are you on this?

For DFS? I am very sure you will get a 1099 for around 3k assuming those figures are correct

Assuming you don’t dust it off on Mac Jones triple stacks next 3 weeks
 

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Online sports books in NJ don't issue tax forms for sports wins only slots or video poker if it's over $1199.
 

mayberryotis

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Don't use PayPal or hit a 300-1 shot and you won't have to worry about getting a 1099. Fantasy is a different story. I think it's $600, not sure. At least those are the figures in my state.
Are you suggesting that players wouldn't get taxed on winnings ($600 or more) from sportsbook wagering?
Since my original post, I reached out to CS at both FanDuel and DraftKings along with MGM and all three informed me that ANY sportsbook winnings in excess of $600 or 300-1 would be taxed at the federal and (Ohio, in my case) state level.

After doing some calculating, it just seems like the fees associated with offshore (especially in the era of bitcoin) are a better risk/reward than playing online in a state where it is legal. Again, I was SO looking forward to January 1, but now I'm not so sure.....

If I'm missing something here please let me know. A LONGTIME member of numerous wagering sites over the years, and I GREATLY! value your opinion.
 

mayberryotis

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Here's the puzzling part of this..... If I play the lottery, I can (theoretically) win $599 on a daily basis, and never be taxed a penny for my winnings.
I can hit the 3-digit number, turn in my ticket at the local store and walk out with $599 ON A DAILY BASIS with no paperwork, no tax worries.
Or to put it another way, I can hit the lottery once for $5000, and at the end of the year I'll be taxed on that $5000. But if I win $599 or less on 50 other occasions, those winnings go unnoticed.
Yet I can't win $100 this week, $500 next week and $400 the week after that in Ohio's legalized sportsbooks without getting taxed.
There has to be a way around this??? Otherwise, yeah, winners are going to get hit hard after one year and resort back to other options.
 

raiders72

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Are you suggesting that players wouldn't get taxed on winnings ($600 or more) from sportsbook wagering?
Since my original post, I reached out to CS at both FanDuel and DraftKings along with MGM and all three informed me that ANY sportsbook winnings in excess of $600 or 300-1 would be taxed at the federal and (Ohio, in my case) state level.

After doing some calculating, it just seems like the fees associated with offshore (especially in the era of bitcoin) are a better risk/reward than playing online in a state where it is legal. Again, I was SO looking forward to January 1, but now I'm not so sure.....

If I'm missing something here please let me know. A LONGTIME member of numerous wagering sites over the years, and I GREATLY! value your opinion.
Thanks. It's "and" not "or". So has to be both $600 and 300-1. Using PayPal is the only problem. A friend got a 1099 and wasn't too happy with me. Turned out he used PayPal.
 

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Lets just say I opened account on 2/1/22

I funded $1,000 in the account

On 12/31/22, my account now has $4,000 is in. I never funded the account after the initial 1k and never withdrew.

Are you saying that I will receive either a W2G or 1099 for 3k? How sure are you on this?

From everything I've read, you receive a W2G or 1099 for $ 3,000
 
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This is from the MGM FAQ center.

What is a W2G?​

Form W-2G reports gambling earnings and tax withholdings.

W2Gs will be mailed out by January 31st and are usually delivered by the end of February.

As an operator, BetMGM must inform the IRS of these earning. US citizens and permanent residents simply add W2Gs to their tax filings (no tax withholding). For a detailed daily breakdown of wager/net wins (Losses) please reach out to customer support. W-2G's are consolidated by day and by State. This means players who had multiple wins, exceeding the stipulated win threshold per product, will receive one for each time they did/do so.

Forms are generated for individual wins and unlike a 1099 form and End of Year Statement, W2G forms are aggregate based on a 24-hour period by game type - Casino, Sports, and Poker, but do not aggregate on a full year basis. This means players who had multiple wins, exceeding the stipulated win threshold per product, will receive one for each time they did/do so.

W-2G triggered events:

  • Whenever a player has $1,200 or more in gambling winnings from bingo or slot machines
  • Whenever a player has $1,500 or more in winnings (reduced by the wager) from keno.
  • Whenever a player has more than $5,000 in winnings (reduced by the wager or buy-in) from a poker tournament.
  • Whenever a player has $600 or more in gambling winnings (except winnings from bingo, keno, slot machines, and poker tournaments) and the pay-out is at least 300 times the amount of the wager; or
  • Any other gambling winnings subject to federal income tax withholding.
For a more detailed overview please see below.

Casino games, this includes all table games except where there is a live dealer (see below) with Ezugi and Evolution, are taxed at $1200 and greater. No exceptions:

  • Bet is not subtracted from the win.
  • Taxes are 24% at Federal level and taxes at state level vary by state.
  • US citizens and permanent residents simply add W2Gs to their tax filings (no tax withholding)
  • Note: Ezugi and Evolution non-live games will be taxed.
Sports & “Live” table games (Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat) – threshold of winnings must be 300 times the bet:

  • $600 and greater but less than $5000 are taxable but no tax withheld
  • $5000 and greater are taxable immediately; taxes must be withheld
  • Taxes are 24% at Federal level and taxes at state level vary by state.
  • Taxable amount is the win minus the bet
  • Free bets are not deducted from the win Both types receive W2Gs at the end of the year.
Poker – tournaments:

  • >$5000 for W2Gs
  • Winnings are reduced by the wager
  • Taxes are 24% at Federal level and taxes at state level vary by state.
 
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Thanks. It's "and" not "or". So has to be both $600 and 300-1. Using PayPal is the only problem. A friend got a 1099 and wasn't too happy with me. Turned out he used PayPal.
Not sure about sports betting but I know this is true for horse betting. Since the new rule of 300-1 odds put in place a few years ago, now if I hit a pick 4 or pick 5 for over $600 it’s not taxed unless I get 300-1 odds on my return(which would rarely happen). Has to be both, not either or.
 

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Am I missing something here? So if I win $100 here, $100 there and at the end of the year my winnings add up to more than $600 I get taxed both at the federal and state level???

No.

Where did you get this idea?
 
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Do I Have to Send My W2 and W-2G Forms to the IRS?

Neither the W2 nor the W-2G has to be sent to the IRS but they should be filed in case of an audit or a question from the IRS.
The organization that sent the W-2G form will file the information with the IRS.
 

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From everything I've read, you receive a W2G or 1099 for $ 3,000
doesnt sound like it if he's playing -110 odds. He'd of had to hit a huge parlay to get 300-1 AND 600. Like the guy with the horse app. He just accumulated 3k .. that's his. Right?

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