Suwanee, GA asked in Tax Law for Georgia

Q: Do I have to pay federal or state tax on vaccine injury compensation? I was awarded some money in settlement from HHS.

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Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA

A: Payments for personal injury are not taxable income. You must have a tax attorney look closely at the wording of the award to see if it meets this definition and case law on this particular recovery.

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