Submitted By: someone
Answered: January 16, 2019 8:54 pm

My company is closing and I’m going to receive a large amount of severance pay. When is this taxable?

Severance pay is taxable in the year in which it is received. If it’s received in a lump sum, then it’s taxable in one year. If it’s spread over two or more years, then the portion received in each year is taxable in that year.

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Health savings account

For calendar year 2007, taxpayers covered by an HDHP may contribute up to the lesser of the annual deductible or $2,850 ($5,650 for family coverage).

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