Do non professional poker players in Canada have to pay tax on winnings

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    Do non professional poker players in Canada have to pay tax on winnings

    I recently came 2nd in the Sunday million for 95k usd just wondering do I don't i have to pay tax on this Im a Canadian in Canada
    thanks in advance.

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    Google search yields.. https://ca.pokernews.com/news/2017/0...nada-17323.htm

    Decision is, are you pro or not. If you have a regular job and play casually the no you are not a professional, you are a lottery winner and they are not taxable... as always, confer with your lawyer for a definitive answer, if there is one.


    By the way, nice catch, I bet you can recall a lot of big flips and bad beats you laid to win. Good job.
    If someone doesn't hate you, you're a wimp... comp: circa 2012.. and now 2013 as well, quite likely continuing into 2014, Now confirmed as CONTINUING well into 2014. Ah, f'it, 2015's just more of the same..

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    Thanks greatly appreciate your help

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    Why would you want to pay tax on your winnings?

    Wouldn't that outweigh the tax write offs?

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