H.R. 5523 (110th): Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2008

Mar 04, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jim McDermott
Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district
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10 pages
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This bill was introduced on March 4, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 04, 2008
Referred to Committee Mar 04, 2008
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate and tax Internet gambling.


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Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2008 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:
(1) impose an Internet gambling license fee on Internet gambling operators;
(2) require such operators to file informational returns identifying themselves and the individuals placing wagers with them;
(3) require withholding of tax on annual Internet gambling winnings of more than $5,000;
(4) impose a 30% tax on the Internet gambling winnings of nonresident aliens; and
(5) impose the excise tax on wagers on any individual who places a wager with an unlicensed Internet gambling operator.

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