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Sexual Harassment Settlements are No Longer Tax Deductible

Confidential sexual harassment settlements and accompanying attorney’s fees are no longer tax deductible under the new tax reform bill, according to a new post by Natalie Lynch of Lynch Law Firm in Austin.

In short, companies will no longer be able to use confidential settlements pertaining to sexual harassment as a tax-deductible settlement, she explains.

Non-confidential settlements can still be used for tax deductions. While the reform bill makes it clear that sexual harassment settlements that carry non-disclosure agreements can no longer be used as tax deductions, it stops short of making all confidential settlements non-deductible. Language that would include gender discrimination, retaliation, or Title IV is entirely absent in the bill.

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