Hoping there are some lucky winners out there from Canada that can help us through this process. My husband won a couple jackpots and had 30% tax held back. From what I've read, we need to wait till the end of the year and apply for a US tax number and then file an alien (non-resident sounds so much nicer) US tax return. Today, we ran into a friend that said a couple years ago when this happened to her, the casino said to stop at a place at McCarren airport and get her tax back. She said she did stop and got it (all?) back. It sounds similar to H&R Block where they effectively buy your return off you for a percentage. I checked the airport shops and services and don't see anything like that listed. I know there are plenty of businesses out there that would do the same but my research so far has shown varying amounts of commission charged so would prefer not to do that unless it was super convenient (like at the airport) or super reasonable in commission. I'm hoping to hear from others as to how they handled getting their tax back. Any winners out there with advice? Thanks!