Publication 597 (10/2015), Information on the United States–Canada Income Tax Treaty

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On your Canadian tax return, you cannot claim a credit for any taxes withheld from these non-business income winnings. All of the links in this article are to documents on the website of the IRS, and most of the links are to pdf files. In order to get a refund of US taxes withheld from lottery winnings or gambling winnings, Canadian residents must file a US tax return.

The US tax return to be filed is. Your lottery winnings, and gambling winnings and losses will be recorded on Schedule NEC part of Form NR , as long as you are not engaged in the trade or business of gambling.

Proceeds from lotteries and raffles are also included on line 10a, but winnings from blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, or big-6 wheel are not included here. Gambling losses are entered on line 10b, with net gambling income zero if negative entered on line 10c.

The non-profit professional association representing all government-sanctioned lotteries in the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 daily games, offering various options for placing bets straight, box, combination. Wagering services outside of U. Lotteries still may use the term to refer to games offered via a lottery retail terminal at a licensed lottery retail location, but in this context they do not mean games offered via the internet.

A payoff method in which the total available prize pool is split between all winners at a particular prize level. Early pre-numbered lottery ticket games in which player wins if their numbers match or partially match numbers from a drawing. Some lotteries around the world still use these pre-numbered games.

Play Slip Bet Slip: A machine-readable paper form used by players to choose their lottery numbers. A retailer can insert the play slip into a reader and the lottery terminal will generate a lottery ticket for a draw or terminal-based game.

A free-standing self-service device which accepts currency or other forms of payment, where available, and permits a player to select and play terminal-based lottery games. See also VIP Club. Promotional materials that are on display near a lottery terminal or register for the purposes of advertising or promoting specific lottery games.

Prize pool — The money from sales that will be used to pay prizes in a specific drawing. The percentage of sales returned to the players in the form of prizes. See also Break-Open Ticket. A four-digit number made up of the same number repeated four times, i. A common term used to describe a race track that also offers casino-style gaming, such as the video lottery terminals and table games run by many lotteries.

A secured computerized system, used in place of ball draw machines in certain jurisdictions or for certain games, which draws random numbers for a lotto-type game. A device or program that generates a certified random set of numbers. The process of presenting and processing a ticket for a prize claim. Request for Proposals RFP: A formal, public notice by an organization inviting vendors to submit ideas, concepts and costs related to a specific end. An incentive provided to a lottery retailer to reward and encourage them to redeem and cash winning tickets.

A type of casino that may be on a freely-floating ship or may be authorized to remain at a specified dock. The continued accumulation of a jackpot when drawn numbers are not matched by any ticket sold. See also Instant Game. A feature whereby non-winning lottery tickets provide an additional opportunity to win prizes other than those in the specific game presented on the ticket.

Available in some jurisdictions, a random, computer-generated number which appears on a ticket produced from a lottery terminal. A spiel is an optional additional purchase for the player, and is drawn separately from the main numbers on the lottery ticket. Offered by many lotteries around the world, and all lotteries in Canada, a sports lottery involves wagering on sporting events. Wager option in which player wins if numbers selected are an identical match, in order, to the numbers drawn.

Also termed Exact Order. A paid-in-advance program in which a player purchases a specified number of lottery tickets to be drawn over a specified time period.

Subscriptions may be offered to players in several ways, including via the internet where allowed by law. A banking account which allows the lottery to credit or debit funds to a retailer through electronic funds transfers EFT. Typically a game where prizes are awarded to a specified number of entrants drawn from a pool.

As opposed to a lottery, there is no cost or purchase required to be entered in to the pool. The telecommunications infrastructure that provides point-to-point communication between the lottery terminals and the central computer. These networks may include analog or digital components and be comprised of wire, fiber, radio or satellite transmission paths. Inside sales activities communicating with retailers via electronic means.

An electronic device used for entering plays and printing tickets for lottery games such as lotto and other numbers games and for cashing lottery tickets. Lottery terminals also have administrative features for retailers. The process of sending new or updated software to the lottery terminals. The computer program that controls the functionality of a lottery terminal.

Three-Digit Game Pick 3: A game in which the player chooses exactly three numbers, 0 through 9, and which typically offers a fixed prize structure. Special paper used for printing tickets for terminal-based lottery games at lottery terminals. A term used to describe sports betting in many jurisdictions around the world.

An operational setting for a lottery terminal in which the retailer can practice using system features without creating actual lottery tickets. A gaming facility owned and operated by Native Americans on their own tribal land. A three-digit number made up of the same number repeated three times, i. A winning ticket that has been properly sold but not claimed by a player before its expiration date.

If the ticket is not a winner or has previously been validated, the retailer or validation clerk will receive an appropriate message. A free-standing electronic terminal offered by some lotteries and connected to a central gaming system, on which the player may play a variety of casino-style games similar to slot machines.

See also Players Club. An effort to publicize or advertise actual lottery winners for the purposes of promoting ticket sales.

Some lotteries also withhold outstanding monetary obligations, such as child support, owed to the jurisdiction. The professional lottery association representing the major lottery organizations throughout the world. Most of the hundreds of websites offering casino and sports betting to Canadians exist in exotic international locales far beyond the provinces' jurisdictions. And the federal criminal code offers little guidance when it comes to internet gambling.

So we have outdated, antiquated provisions, which makes it difficult to apply to a modern gaming business. That, Finklestein says, may explain why no offshore operator has ever faced prosecution for offering casino games or sports wagering to Canadians.

As a result, he says, most internet betting companies either assume their service is legal in Canada or at least believe it's unlikely they'll ever be prosecuted. Gamblers too have largely been left alone to enjoy Las Vegas-style sports betting from the comfort of their own homes.

Banks do reserve the right to prevent transactions The statement adds that, in some banking agreements, "online gaming transactions are listed as the types of transactions that may be prohibited. Banks will determine what transactions to allow in client accounts based on the laws in the jurisdictions where they operate and their own business policies. Even if some customers encounter a roadblock from their bank, that's hardly a real deterrent with the existence of third-party companies that act as middle men, accepting money from bettors' bank accounts and transferring it instantly to their betting accounts.

I deposit [funds] either by credit card or through a third party. I have never had any problems whatsoever," Steve says. So literally within seconds I can have money in my account.

It's no wonder internet betting sites are eager to tap into one of the world's most lucrative gambling markets per capita. In actual dollars, that chunk is huge.

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