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It was the class action law suit that was file agains Microsoft.That it had a momopoly that cost state's citizens millions of dollars extra for the software products.It was nation wide. Iowa was one of states that filled it's own law suit.

It's probably not reportable income. Generally, if the original expense was not deductible then the recovery isn't either. However, if you got the settlement to compensate you for excess business costs, then the settlement would be reportable as other income.

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