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Is a workers comp settlement taxable and if so at what rate?

Eureka, CA |

I am looking at a workers compensation settlement an someone said it was taxable?

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no its not but you would have to check with your tax adviser if you have questions

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My udnerstanding is that WC benefits are not taxable but you should consult a CPA and/or tax attorney if you have information to the contrary.


It is my understanding that workers comp monies paid for a physical personal injury are exempt from Federal income taxes. But check with a tax advisor to be certain.

Or post the question here on AVVO under the "tax" category.

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