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Many things change during and after a divorce. Your living situation, how often you see your children, and your finances are just a few of the things that adjust in your life due to a divorce. One thing that many do not think about until they are working through it, though, is how filing taxes […]
Filing taxes can be complicated enough to begin with, and when a divorce is involved, there are additional items that one should consider because separation and divorce will impact your tax situation. From claiming dependents on your tax return to your filing status and marital property, there can be a lot to think about. The […]
Filing your taxes can be a complicated task, and for those that have a custody schedule or order for your child, you may have additional questions when it comes to your income tax return. You may be wondering if you are able to claim your child as a dependent and what factors are considered when […]
If you’re in a situation where you’re paying or receiving alimony, there are a few rules to consider when filing your taxes. Unless agreed upon otherwise in your settlement, spousal support, alimony pendente lite (support during the pendency of the divorce) and alimony payments received during the year are treated as taxable income while payments made during the year are treated as tax deductible. There are other factors to consider when filing your taxes if alimony is involved, and below are a few questions and answers to help.
Pennsylvania Divorce Code: waiting period reduced to one year. The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed a bill reducing the separation period for no-fault divorces from two years to one year. Under Section 3301(d) of the Divorce Code, when grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage are established, the court may enter a divorce decree after […]
The filing of tax returns may be an issue for separated or divorced parties, including the filing status for the respective returns, the claiming of children as dependents, and the reporting of the payment or receipt of alimony, alimony pendente lite or spousal support. Such issues are discussed in the following article from the Pittsburgh […]