Although the winnings from a game show can change a lucky winner’s life instantly, their after-winning-life might not be as splendid and impressive as most of us think.
I always had the dream of making an appearance on game shows such as The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and Let’s Make a Deal. The truth is, game show winnings are always a two-sided coin and often a suckers bet in my opinion.
While you’ll have magnificent on-air memories to perhaps cherish for years, you’ll also be taken to the terrible secrets of game show winnings: The burden of having to pay taxes on your winnings.
It’s something that you’ll never hear a game show’s host mention on TV, but you can always count on, that the IRS will always come for their share!
For this reason, let’s look at some issues revolving around paying taxes on game show winnings, whether it’s a new car, thousands of dollars in cash, or a fully-paid vacation to the Bahamas (which reminds me, I need a vacation.)
Are Game Show Winnings Taxed?
Yes, In the United States, winners have to pay game show prize taxes. This is basically because the government views game … READ MORE