Gambling Winnings Tax in Canada

Is Online Gambling Taxable in Canada

There is no gambling winnings tax in Canada if you are a recreational gambler. The Canadian Revenue Agency generally keeps its hands off any money earned through gambling. We use the term “generally” because there are exceptions to the rule. In the eyes of the taxman, gamblers are divided into two groups:

  • Recreational Gamblers
  • Professional Gamblers

Here is a table that shows tax status for both recreational and professional gamblers.

Form of Gambling
Tax Status for Recreational Gamblers
Tax Status for Professional Gamblers