(a) Each person making any payment of proceeds from a wager which constitutes “winnings subject to withholding” as defined by Section 40-18-90, shall deduct and withhold income tax in the amount of five percent of the payment.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 40-18-91

  • person: Individuals, firms, partnerships, companies, corporations, associations, trustees, receivers, the State of Alabama, and any of its agencies, authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, departments, and instrumentalities, each incorporated municipality and any agencies, authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, and departments of such municipalities, and the several counties of the State of Alabama and any agencies, authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, and departments of such counties, and any other political subdivisions of the State of Alabama by whatever name or description. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • PROCEEDS FROM A WAGER: Those proceeds as described in 26 U. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 40-18-90
  • WINNINGS SUBJECT TO WITHHOLDING: Proceeds from a wagering transaction in those amounts and sources as defined in 26 U. See Alabama Code 40-18-90

(b) Each person making withholding of state income taxes as required by this division shall remit the same to the state Revenue Department in the same manner and at the same time as that provided for payments of other withheld income taxes as set out in Article 2, Chapter 18, of this title, and shall be subject to the same penalties as provided therein. Each person required to make withholding of state income taxes, who shall fail to do so, shall be personally liable for all amounts required to be withheld as provided in Sections 40-18-74, 40-18-76, 40-29-73 and 40-29-111.

(c) Any person receiving proceeds from a wager which constitutes winnings subject to withholding shall furnish the payer a statement, made under the penalties of perjury, which contains such information as shall be designated by the state Revenue Department as necessary to identify the recipient for tax compliance purposes.

(d) The payer shall furnish to the recipient a statement of the amount of winnings subject to withholding and the amount of tax withheld in accordance with procedures which shall be established by the state Revenue Department. Furthermore, the payer shall report to the Department of Revenue the payment of all such proceeds from wagers in those amounts as the same are required to be reported pursuant to 26 U.S.C. §6041, as amended from time to time.

(e) Each person for whom income tax was withheld pursuant to this division shall be entitled to a credit therefor against any income tax liability due this state as imposed by Chapter 18, Title 40.

(Acts 1988, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 88-952, p. 575, §18.)