My father is a poker player and only plays cash games, that is poker games where you only play with you own money (vs tournament where you pay a fixed fee and can win up to millions).
We currently live outside of the US. When we tried to cash in the certified check from the casino, the bank asked us the sign a paper which states that we have paid all the required taxes to the IRS. The truth is, we do not know whether we need to pay any taxes at all. Any help?
This is to answer the questions in the comments.
- We used to live in the US but we are not US citizen, neither do we have a green card or any other visas anymore.
- The bank is in Israel.
- The check was issued by the Commerce Casino, in California (greater LA), for an amount of about 100,000$.
- The casino did not hold any taxes and we did not sign any tax forms with them.