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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.
Spousal support, alimony pendente lite (support during the pendency of the divorce) and alimony payments are treated as taxable income to the payee and deductible to the payor for tax purposes. However, child support payments are neither taxable income to the payee, nor tax deductible to the payor. Court orders that include spousal support or […]
Whether you are considering a divorce or are already in the middle of a divorce, you will have to understand as much as you can about alimony payments after you are divorced, as well as spousal support while your divorce is pending. Calculating Spousal Support The determination of spousal support is made by taking the […]
You may be making spousal maintenance payments to a soon-to-be former spouse or already divorced partner. Did you know that such payments can be claimed as a deduction on income in your income tax return? Alternatively, you might perhaps be receiving pre-divorce spousal support or alimony following your marital dissolution. Were you aware that incoming […]
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 […]
A major component of the resolution of a divorce is the payment of alimony. The determination is complicated, and is dependent on 17 factors specifically set forth in the Pennsylvania Divorce Code. These factors include: 1) the relative earnings and earning capacities of the parties (that is, the actual earning capability of each party at […]
Spousal support, alimony pendente lite (support during the pendency of the divorce action) and alimony payments (support after the entry of the divorce decree) are treated as taxable income to the payee and deductible to the payor for tax purposes. However, child support payments are neither taxable income to the payee, nor tax deductible to the […]