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Pennsylvania lottery winners now subject to state tax on prizes

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Posted: July 20, 2016, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

Next year they will tax my Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra.

No more fun.

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    Posted: July 20, 2016, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

    .

    I used to go to PA to play, explicitly for the purpose of relocating there, collecting, and off to Californy.
    Lately, I had been expecting the dreadful PA news.

    For me, it mildly dims the light on my lotto dream.

    I need to leave this area badly. Eventually, I will.

    If anyone has advice on where in No. Californy I could find an affordable place, where I can grow the green stuff
    as my medical condition warrants, please do.


    I think I'm finished here. Bye

    Groppo

    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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      Posted: July 20, 2016, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

      .

      I used to go to PA to play, explicitly for the purpose of relocating there, collecting, and off to Californy.
      Lately, I had been expecting the dreadful PA news.

      For me, it mildly dims the light on my lotto dream.

      I need to leave this area badly. Eventually, I will.

      If anyone has advice on where in No. Californy I could find an affordable place, where I can grow the green stuff
      as my medical condition warrants, please do.


      I think I'm finished here. Bye

      Groppo

      Humboldt county, the weed capital of CA just passed an ordinance where u can grow ur own for medical and personal use.

      Indica is the most popular strain. Happy puffing!

      All things which are similar and therefore connected, are drawn to each other's power.

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        Posted: July 20, 2016, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

        Next year they will tax my Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra.

        No more fun.

        Smokers are huffing and puffing about $1 increase per pack. It pays to leave a poor state like PA.

        All things which are similar and therefore connected, are drawn to each other's power.

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          Posted: July 20, 2016, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

          Several years back, I want to say in 2010, New Hampshire enacted an absurd 10% tax on lottery winnings. The repealed it just a few years later after a considerable decline in lottery sales, most notably in border areas with other states. Perhaps the same thing will happen in PA.

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            Posted: July 20, 2016, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

            This governor is even worse.  How people believe everything about him is one thing.   But I recall reading comments that yeah our commonwealth is getting <snip> on with these idiots who are in office.

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              Posted: July 21, 2016, 11:27 am - IP Logged

              Sad part is almost half the population have his same mentality. They pay no federal taxes, always want more subsidies and believe that the American dream is to  have complete freedom to do nothing, have no productive value other than to continually complain/protest at those who actually work and indirectly support them.

              We have our teachers and the media to thank for this calamity.

                Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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                Posted: July 21, 2016, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                 

                I rest my case.

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                  Posted: July 21, 2016, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                   

                  I rest my case.

                  Being the Hockey fan that I am, I can tell you this, many NHL'ERS  are becoming American citizens because the cannot take the taxes in their home country.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

                    sully16's avatar - sharan
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                    Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

                    Now let's get some facts straight, the 47% are working age people who work only part time or not at all.

                    The seniors, worked and paid taxes all their lives, they paid in Social Security and are entitled to it.

                    They Paid into Medicare and pay premiums for supplemental health insurance, nothing in your reasoning suggests putting people to work and creating a healthy economy.

                    Those countries to not provide free anything, they take that money by force from those who work hard and are successful. You want to punish people for being better then you , and that's what they are, better then you.

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

                                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                      Posted: July 21, 2016, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                      PA Lottery website stated that:

                      "Are Pennsylvania Lottery prizes taxable?

                      Yes. Beginning with prizes awarded January 1, 2016, Pennsylvania Lottery monetary prizes are taxable income and should be reported by winners when filing federal and state taxes.

                      Under law, Lottery cash prizes over $5,000 are subject to withholding. This means that the Lottery will withhold 25 percent in federal taxes and 3.07 percent in state taxes before paying the prize.

                      For all prizes of $600 or more, winners will receive a W-2G form from the Lottery to submit with their tax returns. These forms usually arrive by mail in February for prizes awarded in the preceding calendar year.

                      A winner's total tax liability on Lottery prizes depends on factors including income, deductions, exemptions and other factors, so please consult a qualified tax professional with any questions before filing a tax return. The Lottery cannot provide tax filing advice to individuals."


                      So looks like winners of 5k or more will now pay retroactive from january 2016.  Bites for those who just won the raffle.....

                      ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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                        Posted: July 21, 2016, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

                        Not Surprised PA isn't this the State of Brotherly LOVE Love

                        Let it Snow Snowman

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                          Posted: July 21, 2016, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                          Not Surprised PA isn't this the State of Brotherly LOVE Love

                          Philly is the city of brotherly love. 

                          Pennsylvania is the keystone state. 

                          Interestingly I wonder now if Philly will add an extra tax to lottery wins the way the nyc boroughs have. 

                          Pa lottery players already fund the seniors so that the state doesn't have to budget for. They did not help out the seniors on this budget since the real estate rebates from gaming didn't really help as predicted....

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                            Posted: July 21, 2016, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

                            Philly is the city of brotherly love. 

                            Pennsylvania is the keystone state. 

                            Interestingly I wonder now if Philly will add an extra tax to lottery wins the way the nyc boroughs have. 

                            Pa lottery players already fund the seniors so that the state doesn't have to budget for. They did not help out the seniors on this budget since the real estate rebates from gaming didn't really help as predicted....

                            wouldn't surprise me if Philly did that, after all they passed that soft drink tax that nearly doubles the price of a 2liter soda.

                            I still have friends and family there, but they all live near the Bucks or Montgomery county line and it's just a short drive to avoid it.

                            But if you live there and win that would be another story.

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                              Posted: July 21, 2016, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                              Sad part is almost half the population have his same mentality. They pay no federal taxes, always want more subsidies and believe that the American dream is to  have complete freedom to do nothing, have no productive value other than to continually complain/protest at those who actually work and indirectly support them.

                              We have our teachers and the media to thank for this calamity.

                              70% of the 47% are elderly and Republicans in the conferacy. You old Southern Reps are the laziest and most ignorant leeches in the world. And you have the nerve to say that you're anything but.