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Ireland Gambling winnings taxation

  • 20-02-2024 4:35am
    Registered Users Posts: 7

    If I bet in an offshore bookmaker, say one that are in Caribbean or somewhere outside of Europe, do I have to pay taxes on the winnings? Or there is no difference between EU/out side of EU in terms of gambling.

    If I go to US for example Vegas, play poker and sports bets, win, do I have to pay taxes to Ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,961 ✭✭✭3DataModem

    No, individuals don't have to pay tax on gambling winning in Ireland, nor are Irish taxpayers liable for tax on winnings won outside of Ireland.

    However; if you win a big jackpot or poker prize (for example) in the US, they will ask you to fill out a form to avoid tax (you'll need ID and proof of address) or may indeed deduct it anyway and force you to claim it back after.

    More info here: