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Tax Deduction Consulting: Child Support Douglas 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.

William D. Healan Jr.
14 W CANDLER ST
WINDER, GA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence
Education
University of Georgia School of Law,University of Georgia, Athens
State Licensing
Georgia

Barry Phillip Schwarz
(404) 688-0097
Suite 3500 101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA
 
James Paul Blalock
216 N ERWIN ST
CARTERSVILLE, GA
 
Kevin Jeffrey Rubin
(770) 563-8800
3350 Riverwood Pkwy Suite 460
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Uncontested Divorce
Education
Emory University
State Licensing
Georgia

Kynna M. Duncil
390 W CROGAN ST STE 230
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Specialties
Business, Family, Litigation, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
Georgia State University,Columbus State University
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

Carol B. Powell
6445 POWERS FERRY RD NW STE 265
ATLANTA, GA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption
Education
Emory University,Miami University of Ohio,Georgia State University
State Licensing
Georgia

Leo Hughes
279 WASHINGTON AVE NE
MARIETTA, GA
Specialties
Family, International Law, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
Potomac School of Law,University of Detroit
State Licensing
Georgia

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

John Thomas Gunn
(404) 234-7775
142 South Park Square Ne, Suite A
Marietta, GA
 

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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