Alimony Payments

Alimony Payment

A payment one makes periodically to a former spouse (or a current spouse from whom one is separated). Alimony payments are tax deductible for the paying person and are taxable income for the receiving person.

Alimony Payments

Payments made by one spouse to the other spouse or former spouse under a separation or divorce agreement. Qualified alimony and separate maintenance payments are includible in the gross income of the recipient and are deductible by the payer. Child support payments, voluntary payments, and property settlements are not treated as alimony.
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If passed, the bill would end lifetime alimony payments in most cases and cap how much one spouse is ordered to pay to the other.
For example, child support or alimony payments paid directly to a trust as a result of a court order, are not income.
The aim behind the amendment by the Shura Council is to ensure that nobody is able to wriggle out of alimony payments.
The alimony award is then inflated, used to meet a party's need for alimony, and may lead to the undesirable outcome that wealth is redistributed with alimony payments.
Or should we stop piling on like a stack of orange wedges left over from a half-hearted halftime pep talk from Timmy Winkler's uncle, who's coaching the team this week because Johnny Pedrone's dad had to go out of town on business and missed his third game in a row, which has already has Johnny's mom totally upset because he's blown off the past two alimony payments and refuses to switch weekends with her in August when she wants to go to Vegas with her girlfriends and can't get her sister to watch the kids?
In Dunkin, (27) the Tax Court dealt with the question of whether monthly payments to an ex-spouse, based on retirement benefits the payor would have been entitled to if he had retired when initially eligible, qualified as alimony payments.
She and Jackson, to whom she gave full custody of the kids, are said to have fallen out over alimony payments.
You should consider taking your alimony as a lump sum instead of monthly since 50% of ex-spouses default on alimony payments.
But now he will have to support her for only FIVE years - saving him as much as pounds 100 million in alimony payments.
Six years, with exceptions, Supporting records include W-2 forms, 1099s, canceled checks or receipts for child care and charitable contributions, mortgage interest statements, alimony payments or receipts, retirement plan contributions and withdrawals, receipts for medical expenses, professional dues.
The excess front-loading rules of Section 71(f) change the tax treatment of past alimony payments by requiring the payor to include the previously deducted amounts in income while allowing the payee, who had previously included these payments in income, to deduct the amount that is being recaptured from the payor.
Traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions, moving expenses, self-employed health insurance costs and alimony payments are some above-the-line deductions that can help lower your taxable income.