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HOW LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS ARE TAXED?

HOW LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS ARE TAXED?

Many plaintiffs win or settle a lawsuit and are surprised they have to pay taxes. Some don't realize it until tax time the following year when IRS Forms 1099 arrive in the mail. A little tax planning, especially before you settle, goes a long way. It's even more important now with higher taxes on lawsuit settlements under the recently passed tax reform law.