It’s that time of year again! Tax time! This year’s tax filing deadline is April 18, 2017. If you’ve procrastinated, or you’re doing your own taxes, you may be wondering if you need to report your Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits. In other words, are your Minnesota work comp wage loss benefits taxable? The answer is NO!
You are not required to pay income taxes on your work comp benefits, regardless of whether you received them on a weekly basis or as a lump sum settlement. Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits are considered to be compensation for a personal injury under the Federal Tax Code, and therefore are non-taxable.