US Gambling Tax Refund

American casinos withhold 30% of your winnings but Canadian residents can file for a gambling tax refund. CIS has been filing US Gambling Tax Recovery returns for over 35 years and can get you a refund from the IRS.

We offer very competitive pricing without percentage based fees like some online services and extra tax slips and/or forms are available for only nominal fees.

Year round service and no appointment required. Just drop off your paperwork and we’ll do the rest!


To file a US Non-Resident Return (1040NR), you’ll need:

  • Your US gambling tax slips (Form 1042-S)
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • A certified copy of your passport (if applying for an ITIN)
  • Win/Loss Statement 

If you don’t have an ITIN, we’ll apply for a number for you and submit it with your return. If your number is inactive for 3 years, you’ll have to reapply. You must provide a certified copy of your passport from the Passport Office to apply for your ITIN.  

Once your return is filed and processed by the IRS, your refund will be issued to you directly in the form of a US Treasury check. Direct deposit is only available if you have a US bank account.

Please note fees vary for clients who also require state returns filed.