Q: Do I owe taxes to the IRS for a personal injury settlement?
I received a settlement in 2017 for a personal injury suit. In June of this year the IRS advised that I owe tax on this. I never received a 1099 for the settlement. The IRS stated I need to go through a tax attorney. I have very limited income at this time and not sure how to proceed.
Try contacting a low income taxpayer clinic (LITC). Here is the link to find one in your area
If you cannot find a LITC to take your case then you may have to hire an attorney. Most of us work anywhere in the country and offer a free consultation. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV.
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