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Publication 15-A
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10. Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Gaming Profits to Tribal Members(p68)

rule
If you make certain payments to members of Indian tribes from gaming profits, you must withhold federal income tax. You must withhold if (a) the total payment to a member for the year is over $9,750 and (b) the payment is from the net revenues of class II or class III gaming activities (classified by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act) conducted or licensed by the tribes.
A class I gaming activity is not subject to this withholding requirement. Class I activities are social games solely for prizes of minimal value or traditional forms of Indian gaming engaged in as part of tribal ceremonies or celebrations.
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Class II.(p68)

rule
Class II includes (a) bingo and similar games, such as pull tabs, punch boards, tip jars, lotto, and instant bingo, and (b) card games that are authorized by the state or that are not explicitly prohibited by the state and played at a location within the state.
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Class III.(p68)

rule
A class lll gaming activity is any gaming that is not class l or class ll. Class lll includes horse racing, dog racing, jai alai, casino gaming, and slot machines.
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Withholding Tables(p68)

rule
To figure the amount of tax to withhold each time you make a payment, use the table on page 69 for the period for which you make payments. For example, if you make payments weekly, use Table 1; if you make payments monthly, use Table 4. If the total payments to an individual for the year are $9,750 or less, no withholding is required.
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Example.(p68)

A tribal member is paid monthly. The monthly payment is $5,000. Using Table 4, Monthly Distribution Period, to figure the withholding. Subtract $3,758 from the $5,000 payment for a remainder of $1,242. Multiply this amount by 25% for a total of $310.50. Add $405.50 for a total withholding of $716.00.
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Depositing and reporting withholding.(p68)

rule
Combine the Indian gaming withholding with all other nonpayroll withholding (for example, backup withholding and withholding on gambling winnings). Generally, you must deposit the amounts withheld using electronic funds transfer. See Depositing Taxes in Publication 15 (Circular E) for a detailed discussion of the deposit requirements.
Report Indian gaming withholding on Form 945. Also, report the payments and withholding to tribal members and to the IRS on Form 1099-MISC.

Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Casino Profits to Tribal Members

Tables for All Individuals
(For Payments Made in 2012)
 
Table 1—WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION PERIODTable 2—BIWEEKLY DISTRIBUTION PERIOD
If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
 If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
Not over$188$0  Not over$375$0  
Over—But not over— of excess over—Over—But not over— of excess over—
$188$35510% $188$375$71010% $375
$355$867$16.70 plus 15% $355$710$1,735$33.50 plus 15% $710
$867$1,835$93.50 plus 25% $867$1,735$3,669$187.25 plus 25% $1,735
$1,835 - - - - -$335.50 plus 28% $1,835$3,669 - - - - - -$670.75 plus 28% $3,669
   
Table 3—SEMIMONTHLY DISTRIBUTION PERIODTable 4—MONTHLY DISTRIBUTION PERIOD
If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
 If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
Not over$406$0  Not over$813$0  
Over—But not over— of excess over—Over—But not over— of excess over—
$406$76910% $406$813$1,53810% $813
$769$1,879$36.30 plus 15% $769$1,538$3,758$72.50 plus 15% $1,538
$1,879$3,975$202.80 plus 25% $1,879$3,758$7,950$405.50 plus 25% $3,758
$3,975- - - - - -$726.80 plus 28% $3,975$7,950- - - - - -$1,453.50 plus 28% $7,950
 
Table 5—QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION PERIODTable 6—SEMIANNUAL PAYROLL PERIOD
If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
Not over$2,438$0  Not over$4,875$0  
Over—But not over— of excess over—Over—But not over— of excess over—
$2,438$4,61310% $2,438$4,875$9,22510% $4,875
$4,613$11,275$217.50 plus 15% $4,613$9,225$22,550$435.00 plus 15% $9,225
$11,275$23,850$1,216.80 plus 25% $11,275$22,550$47,700$2,433.75 plus 25% $22,550
$23,850- - - - - - -$4,360.55 plus 28% $23,850$47,700- - - - - -$8,721.25 plus 28% $47,700
   
Table 7—ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION PERIODTable 8—DAILY or MISCELLANEOUS DISTRIBUTION PERIOD
If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
 If the amount of the
payment is:
The amount of income tax
to withhold is:
Not over$9,750$0  Not over$37.50$0  
Over—But not over— of excess over—Over—But not over— of excess over—
$9,750$18,45010% $9,750$37.50$71.0010% $37.50
$18,450$45,100$870.00 plus 15% $18,450$71.00$173.50$3.35 plus 15% $71.00
$45,100$95,400$4,867.00 plus 25% $45,100$173.50$366.90$18.73 plus 25% $173.50
$95,400- - - - - -$17,442.50 plus 28% $95,400$366.90- - - - - -$67.08 plus 28% $366.90
 
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