Category Archives: Settlements

Settlement After Death

Today TaxMama® hears from Marisa in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem.  Let me summarize. (You can read the details.) “After her father’s death, Marisa received a settlement from a drug company class action suit. It was not taxable in her state. But now she has a notice from the IRS demanding taxes, based on […]

Moldy Class Action Lawsuit

Today TaxMama® hears from Craig in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “In 2012 we received two class action settlements – one for our primary residence [~$3500]; and one for our rental [~$2700], both in the same development. These were for mold/painting deficiencies. The question is: are they taxable or non-taxable?

Class Action Settlement

Today TaxMama® hears from Michael with this earth-shattering question. “I received a small class action settlement ($3.50) from a class action against Classmates.com . Is this settlement taxable for IRS purposes?”  

Malpractice Settlement

Today TaxMama® hears from Peter in the TaxQuips Forum with this story “I have just settled an attorney malpractice litigation where a small settlement was received. The insurance company wants my Social Security Number, which I feel is not needed. My position is that I am only recovering a fraction of what the attorney was […]

Wage Settlement From State

Today TaxMama® hears from Ken in the TaxQuips Forum with this happy news. “Several years ago I worked for a company that ran out of money and couldn’t make payroll. I continued to work for several months with the promise that the wages would be paid. Eventually, I requested a layoff and left the company. […]

Emotional Distress

  Today TaxMama hears from Teddy in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “What is the tax rate on a settlement that is classified as emotional distress?”  

Ouch!

Today TaxMama hears from Seth in the TaxQuips Forum who is recovering. “I had an accident where I sustained multiple fractures (pelvis, ribs, and wrist).  My medical insurance will pay 80% of my bills, which is great.  In addition, I have personal accident insurance.  There is a dollar amount associated with each type of fracture […]

Is This Taxable Income

Today TaxMama hears from Karen in California in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us.  “My father died from lung cancer that was determined to be caused by job conditions. My brother and I may be receiving a one-time survivors benefit compensation check for a large amount of money. Will this be taxable income?”

S Corporations

Today TaxMama hears from Mary in the TaxQuips Forum. She says. “I was taking a real estate course and the instructor brought up the idea of having an s-corporation.  He said the IRS will allow you to set up an account as an s-corporation where you are allowed to take out a certain percentage of […]

Settlement for Vioxx ®

Today TaxMama hears from Lenora in Arkansas, who tells us. “Some friends of mine lost their mother due to taking the drug Vioxx® . She died due to complications from taking the drug. Her sons filed suit and are due for a pretty good sum of money. Is that settlement money taxable?”

Emotional Distress

Today TaxMama hears from Keri in Massachusetts, who tells us. “I just received an offer for a $50,000 settlement for emotional distress due to a sexual harassment lawsuit I have against a company. They want to 1099 me at the end of the year for the settlement. So I need to know before I agree […]

Lung Cancer Settlement

Today TaxMama hears from James in Texas, who tells us, “My father died from lung cancer from working in chemical plants. I am receiving out of court settlements from several of the companies he worked for, and several more to come. Is this money taxable? If so, what type of income, and what is the […]