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Generally speaking you do not have to pay taxes on personal injury settlements. However, in certain situations where (1) all or part of the proceeds of the settlement is treated as disability income, and (2) the premium of the policy (under which the proceeds were paid) was paid by an employer; then that part of the proceeds will be treated as a taxable ordinary income.

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Q: Do you have to pay taxes on a personal injury settlement from a auto accident?
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Do you have to pay taxes on car accident settlement from the at fault insurance company?

I am a resident of New York State and was involved in a personal injury accident. The settlement that I received is considered wages. You will have to check with your state and local tax laws. I am sure that a phone call to Jackson & Hewwitt or H & R Block in your state will work as well.

You receive a settlement from a law suit Is that income subject to Federal or State income taxes?

It depends what the issue of the case is about. If the settlement is in a personal injury lawsuit, there are no taxes. This money is strictly compensation for physical injuries. If the settlement is for back-pay or loss of income lawsuit, then there probably will be taxes.

Are taxes due on court settlements?

Taxes are not usually put into the equation of personal injury settlements. The majority of any settlement will not be subject to taxation. Small things such as punitive fees and accrued interest on the settlement can be taxed, however.

Can the IRS take a personal injury settlement for back taxes owed?

Yes. The IRS can take any asset you have to satisfy a tax lien.

Do you pay taxes on auto insurance settlement for bodily injury?

No. This type of settlement is not generally taxable.

Taxes do you have to pay on a slip and fall settlement?

Settlements that are paid for a physical injury are not taxed. The settlement that you receive for a personal injury claim such as slip and fall cover lost wages, medical appointments, and pain and suffering. These settlements are made so that a person can feel "whole" again.

Do you pay taxes on an EEOC settlement?

I have not researched this question recently and tax law can change. Last time I looked this up, discrimination settlements were a personal injury and as such not taxable income.

Do you file taxes on a car accident settlement?

no you can only file taxes in a tax place around the world or where ever you live

If receiving a settlement from work related accident do you pay taxes on it?

Worker's Comp payments are not taxable.

Do you have to pay taxes on a vioxx settlement?

Typically you do not have to pay taxes on personal injury settlments. Adding taxes into the equation of a specific settlement amount would be too difficult. For instnace, if an injured person is given a settlement for medical bills that comes out too little after taxes, it would have to be re-worked. Only smaller things can be taxed after a court case such as punitive fees assigned by the court or accrued interest. The law article below goes into more details regarding taxes and PI settlements.

Do you pay taxes on an auto insurance settlement?

I had a huge settlement from an auto insurance company and it was not taxed. However I believe that was because my attorney negotiated a type of settlement that made it non-taxable. I thnk it has to be considered "punitive damages" or something like that for it not to be taxed. Update - Generally, amounts paid for personal injury and property damage are NOT taxable. Amounts paid for punitive damages and loss of income ARE taxable.

Can medical bills from an accident be claimed on taxes if there was a settlement?

Not if the settlement is medical expenses is more than the actual medical expense were. If the expense have already been deducted on your income tax return and you receive a settlement after that then you will have some recovery income that will have to be reported as income on your income tax return.