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My husband and I are about to and accept an insurance settlement for $100,000. It's from an auto policy of a driver that made a left hand turn and killed our son. What are the tax implications for this?
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levr, Tax Advisor
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I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered.

My condolences.

The life insurance proceeds paid to you because of the death of the insured person aren't taxable unless the policy was turned over to you for a price. This is true even if the proceeds were paid under an accident or health insurance policy or an endowment contract.

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There should NOT be any reporting form for that settlement and that amount will NOT be reported on your tax return.

Let me know if that answered your question.

If you need any clarification or have any concerns this matter - be sure to ask.

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