Are WorkCover Queensland payments taxable?

Weekly payments from WorkCover Queensland are treated like a salary and are taxable.

You will need to declare any workers’ compensation payments that you have received as part of your annual tax declaration to the ATO.

This does not apply to lump sum payments from WorkCover Queensland, which are usually given when the worker is assessed as being permanently injured.

This is because they are awarded from a common law claim. Read everything you need to know about WorkCover and tax here.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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