Sports betting is becoming a more popular hobby in the United States, as evidenced by statistics. Some people still do not understand the official tax regulations that apply to gambling.
Ermey Discusses Sports Gambling Pools
Ermey mentioned that certain sporting contests have enormous awards. He used the example of a current National Football League survival pool. The Circa Sportsbook in Las Vegas started the pool, which has a prize pool of over $6 million. The competition is structured each participant must pay $1,000 to take part.
Ermey Urged Gamblers to File their Taxes
Ermey is a finance expert and is aware that all sources of income must be disclosed. Ermey quoted Ray Kindler, a qualified chartered accountant with Kindler and Associates, LV, who claimed that even small revenues, such as the profits from sports betting pool among friends or coworkers, need to be reported.
Ermey claims that there is a “silver lining,” though. Gamblers are permitted to recover their losses from taxes under US tax laws. As a result, a player that has a history of losing streaks may be able to reduce the taxes they must pay when they win a bet. Only losses that are sufficient to balance a player’s winnings may be subtracted. It is important for such a player to maintain a separate bank account of their victories and losses, per Kondler’s advice.