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U.S. Tax Help For A Brit

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by The Stig, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. The Stig

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    Ok as some will know on here I was fortunate to win on progressive VP at Tuscany last month. Now they took 30% off me, they gave me some info on how to reclaim that back. This is proving more troublesome than I first thought. I thought the U.K tax system was bad until I looked on the IRS website. At first I was told that I could get the form from the U.S embassy here in the U.K. I called them and they said they don't do that now.

    All I'm after is what form I would need to fill in and probably a little guidance in how to fill it in. Also I need to know what form I need for applying for a U.S tax code so if I ever win big again. I don't have to go through this.

    As always thanks in advance for anyone who can help.
     
  2. merlin

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    I'm sure you can print out the form and instruction from the IRS website, if you're not good at stuff like that, I'm sure you could pay some brit to do it for you.
     
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    That was necessary?

    (And since you are being such a stickler, the punctuation and capitalization need a little work. I'd also suggest "instructions.")
     
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    If you do not have US social security number, you need to get ITIN (Tax payer number) as Guy has mentioned above.
    Then you must file 1040 NR ( tax return form for non-resident alien) by the time of tax year end (once IRS start accepting tax return for the year, you can file it). You can obtain form and instruction from IRS website.

    If you are citizen of United Kingdom, you are not subject to withholding tax for gamble winning if you present W8-BEN by the time you hit your jackpot. You can print out the Form from IRS website and carry it with you or ask at Casino that you need to fill one. Also, you can ask casino (at the time of jackpot) to file ITIN (Some casino has Acceptance Agent on their site).
     
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  8. The Stig

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    Not sure how to put this but if I knew what form to fill in and how to do it then I wouldn't be posting the question on here. Thanks for the people who answered the question and provided links. I will follow it up.
     
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    Apparently i struck a nerve with some people with my earlier response, that wasn't my intention, As a foreigner i thought you were perhaps unaware that the IRS has easy to print out forms(and instructions for each). My recommendation to perhaps pay an accountant a small sum to get back presumably a much larger sum was also sincere, I would imagine many thousands of british tourists have similar issues, and seek out help. Sorry for offending you.
     
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    Ok no worries,