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Tax Deduction Consulting: Child Support Cordele GA

The truth is that the IRS is being consistent in this ruling and is not being unfair to the non-custodial parent, at least not deliberately. The principle that guides the idea of deductions of this sort is the idea that what generates a tax break for one entity generates income for another.

Cheryle T. Bryan
419 E WASHINGTON AVE
ASHBURN, GA
Specialties
General Practice, Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce
Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago,John Marshall Law School, Chicago
State Licensing
Georgia

Tori Kofie White
(404) 791-7889
Po Box 77452
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Contracts, Divorce
State Licensing
Georgia

Barry Phillip Schwarz
(404) 688-0097
Suite 3500 101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA
 
Tiffany Gail Adams
(770) 912-5924
#355, 3939 Lavista Rd, Suite E
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Criminal Defense, DUI, Family, Child Support, Divorce
Education
Georgia State University,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

David Edward Oles
(770) 753-9995
480 Tumbling Creek Drive
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Family, Divorce, Litigation, Contracts, Corporate, Employment, Health Care
Education
Harvard University,University of Memphis - Fogelman College of Business and Economics,University of
State Licensing
Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Edwin M. Saginar
(678) 366-0730
3584 OLD MILTON PKWY
ALPHARETTA, GA
Specialties
Family, Child Support, Alimony, Divorce, Child Custody
Education
University of North Carolina School of Law,The City College of New York
State Licensing
Georgia

John S. Noell Jr.
304 E WASHINGTON ST
ATHENS, GA
Specialties
Divorce, Child Support, Landlord & Tenant
Education
University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Marvin L. Solomiany
(404) 688-0098
Suite 3500 101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Child Custody, Child Support, Prenuptials, Corporate, Divorce
Education
Emory University School of Law,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Georgia

James Paul Blalock
216 N ERWIN ST
CARTERSVILLE, GA
 
Cheryle T. Bryan
419 E WASHINGTON AVE
ASHBURN, GA
Specialties
General Practice, Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce
Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago,John Marshall Law School, Chicago
State Licensing
Georgia

Tax Deduction Consulting: Child Support

Child Support Tax Deduction

The money that you pay for child support can not be used as a tax deduction.

Child Support Tax Deduction

Many non-custodial parents who are paying child support feel that this is just another example of how unfair the divorce and custody laws are structured. They know that the recipient of the child support is not claiming the support as taxable income. So, the custodial parent is getting, in effect, a tax break. It would seem to be fair that they receive a tax break also.

The truth is that the IRS is being consistent in this ruling and is not being unfair to the non-custodial parent, at least not deliberately. The principle that guides the idea of deductions of this sort is the idea that what generates a tax break for one entity generates income for another. It is a question of balance. One tax writer quipped that the formula that you use is "the IRS gives and the IRS takes away." What this means is that when you claim a deduction for something, use a medical payment to a doctor for example, someone else receives income. In this case, the doctor reports income, and you take a deduction.

This line of reasoning does not completely explain the child support tax deduction situation. The idea of generating income for others does not work in every case. There are certain functions that are considered normal and ordinary. Everyone must buy food, and so although the grocery store receives taxable income when you buy a steak, you can not claim it as a deduction for this reason. It is only when the item is something that is not a normal and expected expense that the idea of deducting it from your income comes into play.

In the case of child support, if you were not separated and living with your spouse and children, you would be paying for their clothing and their food. This would be normal and expected and you would not be claiming deductions for the things that you would be paying for their "support." The IRS does not make a dis...

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