What are the tax implications for support payments received from a former spouse?

Allan Madan, CA
 Nov 12, 2013
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Child support payments made under a court order or written agreement after April 1997 are generally not taxable and hence do not have to be included in income by the recipient. It is also not deductible by the payer.In contrast, spousal support payments made under a court order or written agreement are usually taxable to the recipient and are required to be reported.

The payer of the spousal payment can claim the amount as a deduction on his/her tax return if the amount is stated in the court order or agreement and if all child support payments for current and prior years have been paid completely.

 

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