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Federal Free Printable Form W-2G (Rev. January 2021) for 2021 Federal Certain Gambling Winnings

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Certain Gambling Winnings
Form W-2G (Rev. January 2021)

3232 VOID CORRECTED PAYER’S name, street address, city or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 1 Reportable winnings 2 Date won $ 3 Type of wager 4 Federal income tax withheld $ PAYER’S federal identification number PAYER’S telephone number 5 Transaction 6 Race 7 Winnings from identical wagers 8 Cashier OMB No. 1545-0238 Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings (Rev. January 2021) For calendar year 20 $ 9 Winner’s taxpayer identification no. 10 Window WINNER’S name 11 First identification 12 Second identification Street address (including apt. no.) 13 State/Payer’s state identification no. 14 State winnings City or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 15 State income tax withheld 16 Local winnings $ $ 17 Local income tax withheld 18 Name of locality For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the current General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. $ File with Form 1096 Copy A For Internal Revenue Service Center $ Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the name, address, and taxpayer identification number that I have furnished correctly identify me as the recipient of this payment and any payments from identical wagers, and that no other person is entitled to any part of these payments. Signature ▶ Form W-2G (Rev. 1-2021) Date ▶ Cat. No. 10138V www.irs.gov/FormW2G Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service Do Not Cut or Separate Forms on This Page – Do Not Cut or Separate Forms on This Page VOID CORRECTED PAYER’S name, street address, city or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 1 Reportable winnings 2 Date won $ 3 Type of wager 4 Federal income tax withheld $ PAYER’S federal identification number PAYER’S telephone number 5 Transaction 6 Race 7 Winnings from identical wagers 8 Cashier OMB No. 1545-0238 Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings (Rev. January 2021) For calendar year 20 $ 9 Winner’s taxpayer identification no. 10 Window WINNER’S name 11 First identification 12 Second identification Street address (including apt. no.) 13 State/Payer’s state identification no. 14 State winnings City or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 15 State income tax withheld Copy 1 $ For State, City, or Local Tax Department 16 Local winnings $ $ 17 Local income tax withheld 18 Name of locality $ Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the name, address, and taxpayer identification number that I have furnished correctly identify me as the recipient of this payment and any payments from identical wagers, and that no other person is entitled to any part of these payments. Signature ▶ Form W-2G (Rev. 1-2021) Date ▶ www.irs.gov/FormW2G Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service CORRECTED (if checked) PAYER’S name, street address, city or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 1 Reportable winnings 2 Date won $ 3 Type of wager 4 Federal income tax withheld $ PAYER’S federal identification number PAYER’S telephone number 5 Transaction 6 Race 7 Winnings from identical wagers 8 Cashier OMB No. 1545-0238 Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings (Rev. January 2021) For calendar year 20 $ 9 Winner’s taxpayer identification no. 10 Window WINNER’S name 11 First identification 12 Second identification Street address (including apt. no.) 13 State/Payer’s state identification no. 14 State winnings $ City or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 15 State income tax withheld 16 Local winnings $ $ 17 Local income tax withheld 18 Name of locality $ This information is being furnished to the Internal Revenue Service. Copy B Report this income on your federal tax return. If this form shows federal income tax withheld in box 4, attach this copy to your return. Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the name, address, and taxpayer identification number that I have furnished correctly identify me as the recipient of this payment and any payments from identical wagers, and that no other person is entitled to any part of these payments. Signature ▶ Form W-2G (Rev. 1-2021) Date ▶ www.irs.gov/FormW2G Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service CORRECTED (if checked) PAYER’S name, street address, city or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 1 Reportable winnings 2 Date won $ 3 Type of wager 4 Federal income tax withheld $ PAYER’S federal identification number PAYER’S telephone number 5 Transaction 6 Race 7 Winnings from identical wagers 8 Cashier OMB No. 1545-0238 Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings (Rev. January 2021) For calendar year 20 $ 9 Winner’s taxpayer identification no. 10 Window WINNER’S name 11 First identification 12 Second identification Street address (including apt. no.) 13 State/Payer’s state identification no. 14 State winnings City or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 15 State income tax withheld $ 16 Local winnings $ $ 17 Local income tax withheld 18 Name of locality This is important tax information and is being furnished to the Internal Revenue Service. If you are required to file a return, a negligence penalty or other sanction may be imposed on you if this income is taxable and the IRS determines that it has not been reported. Copy C For Winner’s Records $ Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the name, address, and taxpayer identification number that I have furnished correctly identify me as the recipient of this payment and any payments from identical wagers, and that no other person is entitled to any part of these payments. Signature ▶ Form W-2G (Rev. 1-2021) Date ▶ www.irs.gov/FormW2G Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service Instructions to Winner Box 1. The payer must furnish a Form W-2G to you if you receive: 1. $1,200 or more in gambling winnings from bingo or slot machines; 2. $1,500 or more in winnings (reduced by the wager) from keno; 3. More than $5,000 in winnings (reduced by the wager or buy-in) from a poker tournament; 4. $600 or more in gambling winnings (except winnings from bingo, keno, slot machines, and poker tournaments) and the payout is at least 300 times the amount of the wager; or 5. Any other gambling winnings subject to federal income tax withholding. Generally, report all gambling winnings on the “Other income” line of Schedule 1 (Form 1040). You can deduct gambling losses as an itemized deduction, but you cannot deduct more than your winnings. Keep an accurate record of your winnings and losses, and be able to prove those amounts with receipts, tickets, statements, or similar items that you have saved. For additional information, see Pub. 529, Miscellaneous Deductions; and Pub. 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. Box 4. Any federal income tax withheld on these winnings is shown in this box. Federal income tax must be withheld on certain winnings less the wager. Certain winnings that are not subject to regular gambling withholding may be subject to backup withholding if you did not provide your federal identification number to the payer. Include the amount shown in box 4 on your Form 1040 or 1040-SR as federal income tax withheld. See Pub. 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for additional information. Signature. You must sign Form W-2G if you are the only person entitled to the winnings and the winnings are subject to regular gambling withholding. Return the signed form to the payer, who will give you your copies. Other winners. Prepare Form 5754, Statement by Person(s) Receiving Gambling Winnings, if another person is entitled to any part of these winnings. Give Form 5754 to the payer, who will use Form 5754 to prepare Form W-2G for each person listed as a winner. Future developments. For the latest information about developments related to Form W-2G and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/FormW2G. CORRECTED (if checked) PAYER’S name, street address, city or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 1 Reportable winnings 2 Date won $ 3 Type of wager 4 Federal income tax withheld $ PAYER’S federal identification number PAYER’S telephone number 5 Transaction 6 Race 7 Winnings from identical wagers 8 Cashier OMB No. 1545-0238 Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings (Rev. January 2021) For calendar year 20 $ 9 Winner’s taxpayer identification no. 10 Window 11 First identification WINNER’S name 12 Second identification Street address (including apt. no.) 13 State/Payer’s state identification no. 14 State winnings City or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 15 State income tax withheld $ 16 Local winnings $ $ 17 Local income tax withheld 18 Name of locality Copy 2 Attach this copy to your state, city, or local income tax return, if required. $ Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the name, address, and taxpayer identification number that I have furnished correctly identify me as the recipient of this payment and any payments from identical wagers, and that no other person is entitled to any part of these payments. Signature ▶ Form W-2G (Rev. 1-2021) Date ▶ www.irs.gov/FormW2G Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service VOID CORRECTED PAYER’S name, street address, city or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 1 Reportable winnings 2 Date won $ 3 Type of wager 4 Federal income tax withheld $ PAYER’S federal identification number PAYER’S telephone number 5 Transaction 6 Race 7 Winnings from identical wagers 8 Cashier OMB No. 1545-0238 Form W-2G Certain Gambling Winnings (Rev. January 2021) For calendar year 20 $ 9 Winner’s taxpayer identification no. 10 Window WINNER’S name 11 First identification 12 Second identification Street address (including apt. no.) 13 State/Payer’s state identification no. 14 State winnings City or town, province or state, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code 15 State income tax withheld $ For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the current General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. 16 Local winnings $ $ 17 Local income tax withheld 18 Name of locality Copy D For Payer $ Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the name, address, and taxpayer identification number that I have furnished correctly identify me as the recipient of this payment and any payments from identical wagers, and that no other person is entitled to any part of these payments. Signature ▶ Form W-2G (Rev. 1-2021) Date ▶ www.irs.gov/FormW2G Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service Instructions for Payer To complete Form W-2G, use: • The current General Instructions for Certain Information Returns, and • The current Instructions for Forms W-2G and 5754. To order these instructions and additional forms, go to www.irs.gov/FormsPubs. Due dates. For filing and furnishing instructions, including due dates, and to request filing or furnishing extensions, see the current General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. To file electronically, you must have software that generates a file according to the specifications in Pub. 1220. Withholding. You may be required to withhold federal income tax from cash or noncash gambling winnings. See the current Instructions for Forms W-2G and 5754 for the rates. Foreign winners. Use Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, to report gambling winnings paid to nonresident aliens and foreign corporations. See the Instructions for Form 1042-S. Also, see Pub. 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities. Form 5754. If the person receiving the winnings is not the actual winner or is a member of a group of winners, see the instructions for Form 5754, Statement by Person(s) Receiving Gambling Winnings, in the current Instructions for Forms W-2G and 5754. Need help? If you have questions about reporting on Form W-2G, call the information reporting customer service site toll free at 866-455-7438 or 304-263-8700 (not toll free). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and have access to TTY/TDD equipment, you can call 304-579-4827 (not toll free). Future developments. For the latest information about developments related to Form W-2G and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/FormW2G.
Extracted from PDF file 2020-federal-w-2g.pdf, last modified December 2020

More about the Federal W-2G Individual Income Tax Tax Return TY 2020

A W-2G must be submitted if you have obtained certain gambling winnings within the past year. The payer must furnish a Form W-2G to you if you receive: 1. $1,200 or more in gambling winnings from bingo or slot machines; 2. $1,500 or more in winnings (reduced by the wager) from keno; 3. More than $5,000 in winnings (reduced by the wager or buy-in) from a poker tournament; 4. $600 or more in gambling winnings (except winnings from bingo, keno, slot machines, and poker tournaments) and the payout is at least 300 times the amount of the wager; or 5. Any other gambling winnings subject to federal income tax withholding. Generally, report all gambling winnings on the “Other income” line of Form 1040. You can deduct gambling losses as an itemized deduction, but you cannot deduct more than your winnings. Keep an accurate record of your winnings and losses, and be able to prove those amounts with receipts, tickets, statements, or similar items that you have saved.

We last updated the Certain Gambling Winnings in February 2021, so this is the latest version of W-2G, fully updated for tax year 2020. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of W-2G directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Federal tax forms here.


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W-2G is a Federal Individual Income Tax form. Like the Federal Form 1040, states each provide a core tax return form on which most high-level income and tax calculations are performed. While some taxpayers with simple returns can complete their entire tax return on this single form, in most cases various other additional schedules and forms must be completed, depending on the taxpayer's individual situation, to create a complete income tax return package.

About the Individual Income Tax

The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.

Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!

Historical Past-Year Versions of Federal W-2G

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2020 W-2G

Form W-2G (Rev. January 2021)

2019 W-2G

2019 Form W-2G


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