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Q.Are winnings from a game show taxable?

A.Yes. Game show winnings, both prizes and money, are treated as taxable income. The party responsible for the game show should send you 1099 for the prizes and/or money you received, which you will need to attach to your tax return and report as miscellaneous income.

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