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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.

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Fair market value

What a willing buyer would pay to a willing seller when neither is under any compulsion to buy or sell.

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