Millions travel each and every year to United States gambling hot spots. Although Las Vegas and Atlantic City are the gambler traveling hot spots in the US, many other states offer very popular Native American Casinos. Casinos payout millions of dollars each year to thousands of lucky winners. It may not seem like it to most, but someone has to win big, and someone does. Hopefully it will be you on your next trip to Las Vegas. If your one of the lucky winners at the casino, you may be in for a shock. If you are from a country like Canada, you may not expect to be taxed on your winnings. In the United States you will be taxed a 30% withholding tax. If you win a million dollars the casino will hold 30% of your winnings. Casinos are required by law to withhold the 30% withholding tax.
As a non-resident you can claim back this withholding tax. Depending on your country of origin, you can file to have some or all of the withholding Tax refunded to you. If you have won, contact a professional casino refund service to help you get some of your winnings back. A professional service will be familiar with not only the forms to be filed, but the tax laws of both the United States and your country of origin. They will help maximize the amount that will be refunded to you. Canada has a tax treaty with the US, so Canadians will most likely not get a full refund of the withholding tax, but a good professional service will help you get the maximum money back. If you are from any of the following countries: Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Italy Latvia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey , Ukraine, Austria, and the United Kingdom, you will happily receive a full refund.
In addition to casino winnings, you will also be taxed the same on any state lottery winnings if you buy a ticket. If you gamble professionally, or just an amateur who has joined the growing masses playing poker tournaments and win on US soil, you will also be subject to the withholding Tax.