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Tax law touches virtually all economic and social transactions. Accordingly, no attorney – regardless of his or her specialty – can afford to be unaware of tax effects. Moreover, tax law changes frequently, and obsolete knowledge is a synonym for malpractice.
This article discusses federal income taxation of damages recovered in tort actions. There were important changes in the area in 1996. More recently, a significant statutory change was made in October 2004, and the Supreme Court decided a key case in January 2005.
© 2005 Steve R. Johnson
Steve R. Johnson,
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Available at: http://ir.law.fsu.edu/articles/267