I’ve been collecting Workmen’s Comp. since August 2018 due to rotator cuff injury and surgery that I had. Currently on short-term disability. Just want to confirm that I do not have to pay taxes on the Workmen’s Comp. that I received in the state of Florida. I am located in Orlando Florida. Also I noticed that on my W-2 number 14 shows an amount under other and I was wondering if that’s taxable. My accountant is out of town actually out of the country and was wondering if you knew
If I were you, before I went online to ask a bunch of tax lawyers "to confirm that I do not have to pay taxes" on compensation paid to you as worker's compensation benefits, I would first call or email my tax accountant's office and ask them to contact my accountant--regardless of which planet he is on. Why? Because AVVO is not the place to seek specific tax advice about specific tax situations like yours. If you think you need specific advise from a tax lawyer then click on the "Find a Lawyer" tab and try to find a tax lawyer in the Orlando area willing to help you for free. Good luck.
If you are on Worker's Comp and receive short-term disability you probably qualify to have your taxes done for free at a VITA (volunteer income taxpayer assistance) location. Google VITA Locations and make an appointment for free tax prep near you. Best of luck!
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