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Old 01-17-2009, 08:35 PM
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Question lottery winnings

I won a large amount of money in an oregon lottery while on vacation. they took out state taxes. I live in washington and we don't pay state taxes. I would like to know what form i need to use to get that money back from oregon. Or if i need to file an oregon state tax return to get it.



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Old 01-18-2009, 01:42 AM
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Congratulations on winning the Oregon Lotto!

You should file an "Oregon Individual Income Tax Return For Non-Resident Form 40N."

Oregon Tax Law states that "Payments over $600 from a single ticket are fully taxable and will be reported by the Oregon Lottery Commission to the IRS on Form 1099. Amounts paid out that are more than $5,000 will have 8 percent withheld for Oregon taxes."

This effectively means that your lottery winnings were withheld at a flat 8%. But, this might be a higher % withholding as the following link shows that Oregon State has 3 tax rates starting from 5% at the lowest rate and 9%.

How many Individual Income Tax Rates does Oregon State have for Tax Year 2008?

Thus, you should file the Oregon Individual Income tax return and there is a very strong possibility that you might be entitled to a tax refund.

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