Lawsuit for back wages stolen and a bonus pay from a class action

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

i was only owed 3k and will be given a bonus of 10k do i have to put the bonus on the w2 form or is that like a personal injury where it is yours and no one can touch it?

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Only compensation for physical injury in a personal injury case is tax free. Compensation for lost wages is taxable. Your money sounds taxable but ask the lawyer.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. Herbert J Tan

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    Answered . Unless it is compensation for a physical injury, more likely than not, those are taxable.

    Below is the IRS link to such:
    https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2...

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  3. David B Pittman

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    Answered . You really need to ask your lawyer or consult a tax professional for the best advice.

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