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Client receiving insurance settlement his son had from car accident, but has since died he didn't received 1099 on this how should this be reported?

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Clients son was receiving insurance settlement from auto accident, and has died.  Client is now receiving $4,500 a month from this settlement, but didn't received a 1099 on it how should this be reported?

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Damages received on account of personal injury are not taxable.


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Damages received on account of personal injury are not taxable.


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This is so sad.  No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a child.

Agree with Susan.  You should also review details of the settlement to determine the nature as there may be certain component(s) that would be subject to tax (e.g. lost wages).

Whether a 1099 was issued is not relevant.  Your client should probably follow-up with the insurance company just to make sure the numbers jive.  Any income, documented or not, legal or illegal, must be reported unless specifically exempt... Think Al Capone.

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