How can you get tax refund on poker winnings ?

    • xaviermorin
      xaviermorin
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      If you are a non-US resident and you win a poker tournament , say the prize exceeds more than $5000 then you are being 30 % taxed on this amount( Not in all casinos but mostly) . Now gaming tax refund services can help you get back the tax if your you qualify the tax loses. RMS is one of such services which will help you get back your tax .within 12-15 weeks .
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    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey xaviermorin,

      This is very important for all non US players looking to play live tourneys in the US. Unless your country has a reciprocal tax arrangement with the US, 30% of your winnings will be withheld by the payout desk.

      It is important to know whether you need to visit a tax agent to fill out an exemption form and have it lodged.

      I recall when Joe Hachem won the 2005 WSOP ME, it took him several months to recover the withheld amount.

      Regards

      Laz
    • xaviermorin
      xaviermorin
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      Hi Laz,

      You are absolutely right. Actually these refund management services providers are the authorized persons who can claim your tax refund on your behalf. They understand this process better than anyone else.

      So, it is recommended to use their services in order to get a refund back as soon as possible.

      [Edited by Lazza61] is one of such service providers which will help you get back your tax .within 12-15 weeks
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey xaviermorin,

      I had to edit your post as linking to commercial sites is not permitted under our forum principles

      Hope you understand

      Laz