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I feel sorry for lottery winners in California in the pass and future...

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Posted: December 19, 2013, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

Well in light of the recent mega million winner in California is f##ked because he or she will have to pay out about $40 million in state taxes and income taxes... . <snip> I would never buy any lottery tickets in California even if I am passing through California..

 

So any California LP folks care to comment on this thread?

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    Posted: December 19, 2013, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

    There are no state or local income taxes on California prizes for California residents.

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      Posted: December 19, 2013, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

      Yup. As long as we purchase MM or PB tickets inside California (plus all other state lottery games), we don't pay 1 cent in state/local taxes for lottery winnings.

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        Posted: December 19, 2013, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

        Yup. As long as we purchase MM or PB tickets inside California (plus all other state lottery games), we don't pay 1 cent in state/local taxes for lottery winnings.

        I bet Governor Moonbeam doesn't know about that.  Shocked

        Yet.

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          Posted: December 19, 2013, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

          Well in light of the recent mega million winner in California is f##ked because he or she will have to pay out about $40 million in state taxes and income taxes... . <snip> I would never buy any lottery tickets in California even if I am passing through California..

           

          So any California LP folks care to comment on this thread?

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          No state tax on lottery winnings in California. The $40 million you mentioned in taxes is just the 25% initial withholding from the Federal Government. The winner will be responsible for another 14.6% when they file tax returns in 2015.

          The total Federal tax due on the $173 million lump sum is over $68 million and this applies to every state. If you live in a state that does charge an income tax on lottery winnings then you can deduct that portion from your AGI thus mitigating your Federal obligations slightly.

          ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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            Posted: December 19, 2013, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

            I feel sorry for lottery winners in California in the pass and future...

            I'm not in California anymore but that Donner Pass certainly is some wicked terrain.

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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              Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

              Well in light of the recent mega million winner in California is f##ked because he or she will have to pay out about $40 million in state taxes and income taxes... . <snip> I would never buy any lottery tickets in California even if I am passing through California..

               

              So any California LP folks care to comment on this thread?

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              I agree. There's no way I'd be able to live on a few million bucks less than what I was due.

              Rather work for a meager living than have financial freedom, yeah, that's the ticket. That'll show them !   

              In fact, If I won 5 million in California, I'd give it all back to prove a point. It's not the money, it's the principal.

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                Posted: December 20, 2013, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                Well in light of the recent mega million winner in California is f##ked because he or she will have to pay out about $40 million in state taxes and income taxes... . <snip> I would never buy any lottery tickets in California even if I am passing through California..

                 

                So any California LP folks care to comment on this thread?

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                California is still the most populous State in the Nation. l wonder why that is?

                * Anyways- lm off to Europe tomorrow with the wife to visit friends in Germany and beyond. See you all in 2014.

                Be well.!!

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                  Posted: December 20, 2013, 3:08 am - IP Logged

                  Since the drawing was in 2013 dont you have claim it on your 2013 taxes april 2014?

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                    Posted: December 20, 2013, 6:43 am - IP Logged

                    Since the drawing was in 2013 dont you have claim it on your 2013 taxes april 2014?

                    If the winner from California waits until after the 1st of Januray it will be the 2014 taxes and April 2015.  Ira Curry from Georgia claimed hers in 2013 so she will be paying taxes for this year.

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                      Posted: December 20, 2013, 8:09 am - IP Logged

                      Well in light of the recent mega million winner in California is f##ked because he or she will have to pay out about $40 million in state taxes and income taxes... . <snip> I would never buy any lottery tickets in California even if I am passing through California..

                       

                      So any California LP folks care to comment on this thread?

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                      Shoot I wish I had that problem LOL Having to pay 40 million in taxes and being able to do that and STILL have hundreds of millions left after you pay....All I can say is, I cant wait til it's me LOL

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                        Posted: December 20, 2013, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                        Shoot I wish I had that problem LOL Having to pay 40 million in taxes and being able to do that and STILL have hundreds of millions left after you pay....All I can say is, I cant wait til it's me LOL

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                          Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                          I feel sorry for lottery winners in California in the pass and future...

                          I'm not in California anymore but that Donner Pass certainly is some wicked terrain.

                          Exactly what I was thinking. I don't know about the future, but I definitely feel sorry for those poor people in the Donner Pass.

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                            Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                            If the winner from California waits until after the 1st of Januray it will be the 2014 taxes and April 2015.  Ira Curry from Georgia claimed hers in 2013 so she will be paying taxes for this year.

                            Curry will only need to claim it as 2013 income if the state  transfers the money in 2013. Since Curry submitted her claim as quickly as possible any delay is out of her control, and certainly qualifies as a substantial restriction on her ability to  receive it as income by the 31st. Since it generally takes 2 weeks for a state to transfer funds, it's most likely to happen in 2014. FWIW, her immmediate claim could be influenced by the possibility that  taxes  could be higher if she collects in 2014. 

                            If she'd won a week earlier she would have been entitled to the money and able to collect it in 2013, so there's a good chance it would be taxable in 2013. The only voluntary delay in postponing her claim that might postpone the taxes would be  based on the importance of consulting with professional advisors. If the need for professional advice consitutes a "substantial restriction or limitation" then  the 60 day period for choosing cash or annuity would allow a delay of up to 60 days, but I don't think there's been a court ruling on that point.

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                              Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                              Don't feel sorry for us here in California. Don't feel sorry for any lottery player anywhere.

                              If you've won a jackpot,regardless of what taxes you pay...hey...you can afford it.

                              So you have a few less million. LOL. Who in this day and age even has 1 million???