RecPoker | Episode 511– Zak Zimbile

By Jim Reid
August 28, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Zak Zimbile on Taxes for Poker Players. Even as a recreational player, YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE – Zak shares a TON of interesting information about how you can take the best possible care of your bankroll, and remain in compliance with the tax requirements of various jurisdictions. Everyone on the panel learned a thing or two about the importance of keeping good records and of tracking your wins and losses. Zack also talked about what expenses you can write off against gambling winnings, what you can do throughout the years so that the filing deadline isn’t such a hassle, and a lot more! Plus we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real-time, and you can win too!

Did you know that Zak is also an occasional Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor? You can read his articles here.

Find Zak on his website or on Twitter:

Website: https://www.zakthecpa.com/

Twitter: @‌ZaktheCPA

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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Time Stamps

00:16Welcome & Introduction
03:34Introduction to Zak Zimbile
04:16Zak on what led him into his niche: poker taxes
08:46Record keeping is important 
11:10Using cards (in registration) in rebuilding past sessions for records 
13:50Tracking your sessions: put yourself in the casinos place
17:59Zak: you do have to be a pro to deduct any expenses related to your play
28:03Filing a state tax in every state you play
30:38What Canadians should keep in mind when traveling to the US to play
41:33What happens after winning a progressive jackpot in a casino?
44:09Zak talks about marginal tax rate
01:01:46John: Home Game Result updates



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Jim Reid is the host of the RecPoker Podcast and one of the leaders of the free poker learning community at www.rec.poker where you can find an amazing array of training resources and social community activities to help you develop and share your love of this great game we call poker! Learn more about Jim […]

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