Oil spill claims checks may put some in a tax pinch

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft says he’s concerned that people who received oil spill claims payments may not be prepared when the taxman comes calling in April. Nearly all of that money is taxable, but the claims operation did not withhold taxes, as most employers do, leaving the recipient with the responsibility to set aside enough money for state and federal tax bills.

Oil spill claims checks may put some in a tax pinch