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mr-bashley
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I won a jackpot in 2016. I also won a trip to vegas. I also have scratch tickets proving gambling losses. Do I need to file in person to address all of this?

 
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xmasbaby0
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I won a jackpot in 2016. I also won a trip to vegas. I also have scratch tickets proving gambling losses. Do I need to file in person to address all of this?

You cannot use the Free Edition to report gambling winnings/losses.   You need to upgrade to Deluxe.  

Then go to Federal>Wages and Income>Less Common Income>Gambling Winnings

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I won a jackpot in 2016. I also won a trip to vegas. I also have scratch tickets proving gambling losses. Do I need to file in person to address all of this?

You cannot use the Free Edition to report gambling winnings/losses.   You need to upgrade to Deluxe.  

Then go to Federal>Wages and Income>Less Common Income>Gambling Winnings

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
mr-bashley
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I won a jackpot in 2016. I also won a trip to vegas. I also have scratch tickets proving gambling losses. Do I need to file in person to address all of this?

Thanks for that information. I know about that part but, can you account for other things there(i.e. Gambling losses, gas for commuting to school, vacations won from radio shows)?
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I won a jackpot in 2016. I also won a trip to vegas. I also have scratch tickets proving gambling losses. Do I need to file in person to address all of this?

Commuting to work or school is not deductible.  Vacation you won?  Did you get a 1099Misc?  Gambling losses get entered within the same interview as Winnings--you just have to keep clicking through there.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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