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Recently I was involved in an automobile accident. I missed some time from work and now have to take time off to go to physical therapy. Injury coverage from the auto insurance is compensating me for most (85%) of the lost salary. The first check just arrived, and no taxes were withheld. So that I know if I should set some money aside for a possible tax bill in the future, I'm wondering if (in the U.S.) this is considered taxable income.

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Yes, wages are taxable, and insurance payouts for lost wages are also taxable.

They aren't required to withhold taxes, but they will give you a 1099 (if under $600 they aren't required to file a 1099, but likely will anyway).

IRS Publication 4345 outlines the tax implications of settlements.

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