Some gamers get to maintain extra money than gamers who completed forward of them – discover out the tax more likely to be paid on the Main Event prizes.
You might imagine George Holmes was the 2nd largest winner from the WSOP, it was in truth the Tax Man.
As is customary after the collection, Russ Fox of Taxable Talk broke down what every last tablist is anticipated to pay in tax on their Main Event winnings. As is commonly the case it’s a jaw dropping comparability of what some international locations pay in tax on giant sums of cash received.
Koray Aldemir is the largest winner of all, as not solely did he win the prime prize he acquired to maintain each cent of it. That is as a result of regardless of being a German native he at present lives in Austria the place poker winnings from abroad are tax free.
The identical is true of Brits Jack Oliver and Jareth East, who each hold all $3 million and $1.1 million of their Main Event winnings respectively.
Quite the distinction with US runner-up George Holmes who regardless of bagging the $4,300,000 2nd place prize is estimated to solely hold $2,497,989 of it. That means third place finisher Oliver will hold extra prize cash than him. Holmes will probably pay extra in tax than fifth place finisher Ozgur Secilmis received total.
Likewise East, who completed in eighth place, retains extra money than each Alejandro Lococo (seventh) and Hye Park (sixth).
In complete $4,960,663 is anticipated to be paid in tax, which is greater than the official 2nd place prize. $3,767,973 of which fits straight the IRS in America.
This is the full breakdown of the prizes and what the participant might hold after tax:
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