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Answered: April 6, 2021 11:36 pm

If I take the standard deduction, can I deduct gambling losses?

No. Gambling winnings must be reported as income, but gambling losses are deductible only as an itemized deduction. There is no dollar limit on the write off but it’s limited to the extent of the gambling winnings.

Tax Glossary

Statutory employees

Certain employees, such as full-time life insurance salespersons, who may report income and deductions on Schedule C, rather than on Schedule A as miscellaneous itemized deductions.

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