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PaEmCa
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Nonresident gambling winnings

VA resident, gambling winnings from WV, filed W-2G for federal tax; when filing VA, pop-up showed I may need to file nonresident WV; do I need to file WV also?  and if so, do I need to purchase turbotax WV state also?

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BarbaraW22
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Nonresident gambling winnings

It depends. Per the West Virginia 2019 Personal Income Tax Forms & Instructions, you are required to file a West Virginia return if you were not a resident of West Virginia at any time during 2019, but your federal adjusted gross income includes income from West Virginia sources. However, gambling winnings are NOT considered West Virginia source income unless the gambling winnings are from prizes awarded by the West Virginia State Lottery or you are engaged in the business of gambling.

 

Even though you may not be required to file a return, if you had state income taxes withheld on your gambling winnings, you may want to file a West Virginia return to see if you are eligible for a refund. 

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BarbaraW22
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Nonresident gambling winnings

It depends. Per the West Virginia 2019 Personal Income Tax Forms & Instructions, you are required to file a West Virginia return if you were not a resident of West Virginia at any time during 2019, but your federal adjusted gross income includes income from West Virginia sources. However, gambling winnings are NOT considered West Virginia source income unless the gambling winnings are from prizes awarded by the West Virginia State Lottery or you are engaged in the business of gambling.

 

Even though you may not be required to file a return, if you had state income taxes withheld on your gambling winnings, you may want to file a West Virginia return to see if you are eligible for a refund. 

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