Are you the beneficiary receiving these funds?
What was the settlement for?
I am one of the executors with my sibling, and the money will be divided among six siblings.
I am not positive exactly what transpired to bring about the law suit, but someone filed a suit because retirement funds from a certain period of time were not figured by the correct formula.
If this is a settlement for retirement fund distribution than the entire amount is taxable to the recipient(as Income in respect of decedent) as Other income and taxed on your personal tax return just as it would had the decedent taken the distribution.
Let me know if you have any question.
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The estate income tax return needs to be filed and the income needs to be reported on Form 1041 and k-1 be issued to each of the beneficiaries with their share of the distribution.