Fort Worth, TX asked in Tax Law for Texas

Q: Can the Oklahoma tax commission require, retroactively, payment on gambling winnings for out of state individuals?

I had no idea that by living in Texas that my gambling winnings in Oklahoma would be taxed by the state. After receiving a letter that I owed 2018 taxes, I did lots of research into the new law enacted in 2021. For that year alone I’ll owe almost $36000 which, is impossible for me to pay. I need help!

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The ability of the Oklahoma Tax Commission to require retroactive payment on gambling winnings for out-of-state individuals can depend on various factors, including the specific laws and regulations in place at the time of the winnings and any changes made by new legislation. It's essential to consult with a tax attorney or financial advisor who specializes in state tax matters to review your situation thoroughly and explore potential options for addressing the tax liability. They can provide guidance based on the specific details of your case and any recent legislative changes.

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