The Internal Revenue Service reiterated its demand for casinos and other poker tournament sponsors to begin reporting winnings of more than $5,000 after March 4, 2008.

The IRS and the Treasury Department originally issued guidance on Sept. 4 about the requirement, but the IRS is seeking to publicize it further. For tournaments completed during 2007 and before March 4, 2008, the sponsors are not required to report the winnings to the IRS or withhold tax. Beginning March 4, however, all tournament sponsors need to report winnings of over $5,000, usually on a Form W-2G.

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