March Madness is almost over, which means a handful of the millions of Americans who bet on the tournament are about to get their payouts.

While the NCAA tournament is the second biggest gambling event of the year, the real winners are the schools and coaches of championship caliber teams.  The players? Not so much.  Check out the infographic below for a full financial summary.

Click image to see a larger versionMarch Basketball: Who Really Profits?College Basketball and Taxes via HR Block

If you are betting on March madness, don’t forget that all income (under-the-table or not) is taxable.  To report gambling winnings, file your them as “other income” on your 2013 Form 1040.  If you won a lot, consider consulting a tax attorney.

See our full infographic collection here.

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