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Is the money you receive in a settlement for emotional distress, as opposed to lost wages, taxable? The defendant gave me two checks...one for lost wages and a second that is for emotional distress. I don't think the compensation for emotional distress is taxable, but I just want to confirm with someone else. Thanks
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Is the money you receive in a settlement for emotional distress, as opposed to lost wages, taxable?

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No, emotional distress compensation is non taxable, only compensation for lost income, like wages, is taxable.

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