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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 11, 2019.
No Tax Write-offs for Corporate Wrongdoers Act
This bill denies a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred for punitive damages in connection with any judgment in, or settlement of, any legal action. The bill also requires the gross income of a taxpayer to include any amount paid to or on behalf of the taxpayer as insurance or otherwise by reason of the taxpayer's liability (or agreement) to pay punitive damages.