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When legal counsel earns fees as a result of getting a settlement, the amount is taxed as ordinary income.
counsel may be subject to ordinary income tax, but am I, as a class representative liable to pay for any part of that tax?
You don't pay tax on the fees that are earned by counsel...they do
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