Taxation on bets

A few bookmakers may charge a tax on your bets, depending on where you reside or where the bookmaker has its license. We’ve developed a solution for this tax where you can specify which taxation method (if any) is applied to any bookmaker account. The sure bet percentage will then be adjusted accordingly, fully automatic of course. You can find this setting under Options/Bookmaker.  You can select each bookmaker in the drop-down menu and specify tax settings individually.

There are different ways in how bookmakers handle this. Some take 5% of the profit or 5% of the stake, others chose to completely ignore it (doesn’t charge any tax on your bets).

Two examples:

Bwin
“For all bets lost, bwin will cover the entire taxation amount. Only in the case of won bets we will retain a 5% fee of the winnings (gross) to partially cover the tax burden.” We call this taxation of profit
https://help.bwin.com/en/sports-help/mobile-sports-betting/betting/bet-settlement/taxation-on-sports-betting-in-germany

Bet-at-home
“Stakes on sports bets made by customers with a permanent or habitual residence in the Federal Republic of Germany are subject to a taxation of 5% due to the Race Betting and Lottery Act of 1st July 2012. When placing a bet, 5% of the stake will automatically be deducted. The calculation of the possible winnings will be based on the reduced taxable betting stake.” We call this taxation of stake
https://www.bet-at-home.com/en/terms