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Tax Deduction Consulting: Alimony Lahaina HI

Over 50% of marriages end in divorce in the United States. Many divorce decrees include provisions for the payment of alimony. The IRS takes the position that such payments constitute a form of income and create an alimony tax deduction for the person making payments.

James & Associates Cpas Inc
(808) 667-9512
505 Front St Ste 222
Lahaina, HI
 
Burstyn & Associates Business Consultants Inc
(808) 661-3961
991 Limahana Pl Ste H4
Lahaina, HI
 
H & R Block
(808) 935-2799
910 Honoapiilani Hwy Ste 11
Lahaina, HI
 
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(808) 270-2710
811 Kolu St Ste 103
Wailuku, HI

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(808) 242-1553
2070 W Vineyard St
Wailuku, HI
 
Hutchinson Paul M
(808) 244-7902
24 Market St
Lahaina, HI
 
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(808) 661-3231
425 Ilikahi St
Lahaina, HI
 
Cheatham Jon B Cpa Llc
(808) 249-2720
2200 Main St Ste 504
Wailuku, HI
 
Comte John M
(808) 244-8128
776 Analio St
Wailuku, HI
 
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(808) 871-1880
220 Lalo St Ste 201
Kahului, HI
 
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Tax Deduction Consulting: Alimony

Alimony Tax Deduction

Over 50% of marriages end in divorce in the United States. Many divorce decrees include provisions for the payment of alimony. The IRS takes the position that such payments constitute a form of income and create an alimony tax deduction for the person making payments.

Alimony Tax Deduction

According to the IRS, alimony payments are taxable to the recipient in the year received.In turn, the person paying the alimony can claim a deduction for the payments if the following tests are met:

  • You and your spouse or former spouse do not file a joint return with each other,
  • You pay in cash (including checks or money orders),
  • The divorce or separation instrument does not say that the payment is not alimony,
  • If legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, you and your former spouse are not members of the same household when you make the payment,
  • You have no liability to make any payment (in cash or property) after the death of your spouse or former spouse; and
  • Your payment is not treated as child support.

If you are receiving or paying alimony, you must use Form 1040 for your personal taxes. Regardless of income levels, deductions or miscellaneous tax issues, you cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ.

In preparing your tax return, the person receiving alimony will report the information on line 11 of Form 1040. That person must also provide their social security number to their former spouse or face a fine of $50. The p...

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