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Tax refund for Canadian

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jyen, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. jyen

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    Received my cheque on Friday, my buddy's status bar shown his cheque will be mail out end of July. Amount of $45k
     
  2. IM ALL IN

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    HOLY CR**.... I'm impressed. As my measly $5085.00 is still "under investigation" or whatever the site says. I just checked it again on Friday and nothing is moving.
     
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    Called IRS today to see if I could find a more definitive date that I may expect my $5000 back from 2017. She told me there were new rules implemented recently. Each 1042 MUST HAVE your ITIN# on it, otherwise you will get paid 180 days AFTER June 15th which would put me at Dec 15th. I have NEVER had to produce my ITIN#, just my ID. So, she asked me to contact each casino and have them RE-ISSUE my 1042 to IRS WITH my ITIN# on it. None of the casinos I play in have ever asked for my ITIN#, so it's not ON any of my 1042's. So...I have to call each casino (Florida, Vegas) and have them RE-ISSUE if I want my return before Dec 15th. And now I'm thinking I think I have 5 1042's for 2018 as well so far so gonna have to ask for THOSE to be re-issued as well. I apparently don't have to RE-SUBMIT my claim, but I just need all the casino's to resubmit to IRS WITH my # on it, or I can wait until after Dec 15th to get my refund back. What a smchozzle. I could really use my $5000 for my end of Nov trip. Ain't gonna happen apparently.
     
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    @IM ALL IN,
    Ouch! What a PITA!

    Sounds ridiculous what you have to go through just to get YOUR money. Hope you're able to get it all done and get your refund soon!
     
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    So, I'm feeling better. Today I contacted my hosts from the 3 different properties where I've received 1042's in 2017 to ask them if they could RE-ISSUE my 1042's to IRS with my ITIN# on them. MBay, Silver Reef in Bellingham, and Hard Rock in Florida. All three hosts said they have had this happen recently with other Canadians so obliged. Whew..I thought it was gonna be harder than that. But,,we'll see. I have 6 1042's so far at MBay this year for 2018 and asked them to also amend those...I only have $4200 coming back for 2018 so far and know I won't get it back till 2019, but if I could just get that $5125 back from 2017 sooner rather than later, it would give me some bankroll for the Trifecta free $500 buy in series Nov 30 - Dec 2, if it can be expedited. Doubt it tho. But at least all 3 hosts are trying.
     
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  6. jyen

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    Thanks for the update, it's good useful info to us.

    Mlife is pretty good with their system, once you update your ITIN, they have it in every sisters casinos.

    Silver reef, Tulalip and Angel of the wind also keeps ITIN on file.

    Cosmo doesn't save ITIN, you have to tell them verbally everytime.

    Red Rock doesn't seem to update ITIN, but I forgot to tell them last trip. Hopefully it doesn't affect me that much.

    That's pretty much all the casinos I've gotten handpay from. Giving you my 2 cents.
     
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    "To help alleviate this issue in the future, I would urge you to reach out to a Slot Supervisor next time you are in and fill out a W8BEN, which is a form you fill out for proof of your ITIN, that way we can get that number on all future tax forms (you can do this even if you have not won a jackpot). This form is kept on file until midnight on December 31st and needs to be filled out every year."...THIS IS A QUOTE FROM a person I've been dealing with at Silver Reef in Bellingham. I also have notification from Seminole Hard Rock in Florida that they only do 1042 Amendments once a month, so next one he said is not till end of October...(once a month?)...I'm screwed getting my $5000 back before next trip. But...I know eventually I'll get it back.
     
  8. IM ALL IN

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    Okay fine. IRS website says my $5000 ish refund was mailed November 9th. It's now November 26th. NOTHING AT ALL TO DO I'M SURE WITH OUR ON AND OFF CANADIAN POSTAL STRIKE. I will take some money out of "Other" funds so I can at least have some for this coming weekend. Was hoping this trip not to have to pay the exchange rate. Staying at Silver Reef Wed night. Flight at 9:30 am outta Bellingham Thursday morning. SeattleHeart or Jyen if you are around.
     
  9. IM ALL IN

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    I GOT IT! I GOT IT! My 2017 refund. Dec 7th. IRS mailed it Nov 9th. All $5121.95 US. Gonna do a quick one night NYE at SilverReef in Bellingham. I've got just over $6000.00 for 2018 so far so hope to make at least one or two more handy's for 2018. And as usual will submit early January. In addition, HL at MB when I was down last weekend, did NOT AUTOMATICALLY issue my handpay 1042's with my ITIN# on it. So I had to ask for re-issues. They said "It's cause not every Canadian HAS an ITIN#" so they just don't do it unless asked. I get it and agree that not every Canadian does have an ITIN#...but if there's a notation on my account? Please.
     
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    Congrats on finally getting that cash- such an irritating process from start to finish- and thanks again for the information about needing ITIN #s on the slips- i have a few for 2018 and of course didn't get those put on. But- as luck will have it going down Jan 3 so will get those re-issued so can do a proper return later in January once forms are out. The IRS looks for every excuse in the world to delay getting us our hard earned gambling moolah..
     
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    I think I mentioned earlier that years previous to 2018 never had to have the ITIN on the 1042. I'm only going by the IRS gal I spoke with earlier this year who said that was the problem in getting my return back. All 4 casinos complied and re-issued. So now I'm a nutball about having my ITIN# on. Good luck NfB with your Jan 3 trip. I don't have a trip booked yet for Vegas, but I'm sure it will only be at least 4. Just waiting for my host to send me the tournament schedule(which reminds me, I'll text her) As I've tried to cut back my trips from 8 to 4, just wanting to do the $500 buy ins.
     
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    The latest IRS adventure...! My ITIN expires Jan 1, 2019. Apparently, you can get it renewed in person at an IRS office. You can bring your passport in and I guess show it to them when you hand in your paperwork.

    There happens to be an IRS office walking distance from Main Street Station (just the other side of the railroad tracks).

    Here's the fun part - you have to make an appointment in advance. The number given for this is: 844-0545-5640 for all IRS offices.

    That number can't be reached from Canada. (This number can't be reached from your area.)

    The Vegas office number is: 702-868-5005 - all I get is a recording telling me to call the other number.

    Next option, the International direct number: 267-941-1000
    https://www.irs.gov/help/contact-my-local-office-internationally

    Has anyone gone this route to get an ITIN renewed?
     
  13. IM ALL IN

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    Omygosh.....Good luck. I renewed mine was it earlier this year, or late last year? Can't remember but I recall posting about it. They would only accept my passport document copies if they were authorised by a Passport Canada Office. No lawyer or notary. (But I did give $20 to a Notary who stamped who I was was who I was,,,but thinking he shoulda known only Passport Canada can authorise). And yah,,everytime I call IRS WHERE'S MY REFUND..I have to call the 267 numbers.
     
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    Update - it took a total of 1h 2m on the phone with 54m of that listening to the same 8 bars of 'calm down, bucko' music but I got it sorted through the direct international number - the person there transferred me to the appointment line that I can't call from here.

    And I confirmed that there is no direct / international number you can call for the appointment line.

    I hate to say this, but all of the IRS peeps I've dealt with on the phone have been 100% professional, friendly and helpful.
     
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    Fyi, New 1040NR hasn't been release yet due to US government shutdown.

    Expecting a delay this year again
     
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    Thanks @jyen for the update! Grazie can't get it together either and my online account still doesn't work so I called accounting and guess what they said....login to your online lol. Losing battle with them
     
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    ahhhhhhh....I haven't even gone online yet as been so busy at work...Damn..thou if we can't apply now due to the shutdown. I've got I think about $6400 coming back for 2018,,and I certainly could use that sooner rather than later. I'll go on tomorrow and see what it says. Thanks jyen.
     
  18. jyen

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    I got about 35k withheld for 2018. Lol, I'm getting an accountant this year just in case..
    I've been doing all my previous tax filing successfully but they short change me last year so that got me a bit worry
     
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    I might too if I had 35K coming back, considering the hassle they put us through last couple years. However, I'm a bookkeeper and have been able to manage it myself (with a good teacher who gave me his examples), but if I didn't have his examples I don't think I'd be able to do it on my own. Good luck!
     
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    Do all itin #s have an expiration date. I don’t see one on mine ?
     
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