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CuriousWhale
Level 3

Gambling Income Question

below rounded for simplicity of discussion


I reported $10k of GROSS gambling income on my tax return. The IRS would have only received $3k worth of information ( I know I’m an honest person).

 

will I be flagged by the AUR program because it doesn’t exactly match the reported w2gs or because it’s more than what they know it doesn’t matter.

 

can someone who’s done this before confirm?

 

 

6 Replies
Critter-3
Level 15

Gambling Income Question

Always report the actual amount even if it is more ... it just cannot be less than what was reported. 

CuriousWhale
Level 3

Gambling Income Question

Thanks- so I won’t be flagged for reporting amounts they don’t know about? Sorry I’m new to most things and just trying to do the right thing but not have to deal with the IRS!

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Gambling Income Question

The IRS never objects to someone reporting income that the IRS didn't know about.


AUR stands for Automated Underreporter. It's not looking for an exact match. It's looking for people who underreport their income, i.e. report less than the IRS knows about. There is no Automated Overreporter system.

 

CuriousWhale
Level 3

Gambling Income Question

So reporting the correct higher Gross number I haven’t opened myself up to hearing about a mismatch?

CuriousWhale
Level 3

Gambling Income Question

So reporting the correct higher gross number I haven’t opened myself up to hearing about a mismatch?

Critter-3
Level 15

Gambling Income Question

Again NO ... you are fine ... you did NOT underreport  you actually overreported which the IRS loves. 

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