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Tax Deduction Consulting: Child Support Hockessin DE

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.

Tiffany A Poole
(302) 892-9200
2055 Limestone Rd, Suite 211
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Child Support, Domestic Violence
Education
Widener University School of Law,North Carolina State University
State Licensing
Delaware

Laura R. Baker
(610) 400-8823
696 UNIONVILLE RD STE 6
KENNETT SQUARE, PA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony
Education
Widener University School of Law,Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Linda L Wilson
(302) 552-4327
1220 MARKET STREET, 5TH FLR, P.O. BOX 8888
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Employment, Child Support, Advertising
State Licensing
Delaware

Samantha Elizabeth Cole
(610) 429-1369
158 W GAY ST STE 210
WEST CHESTER, PA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
Villanova University School of Law,Ursinus College,Ursinus College
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Gabriel N. Preston
(610) 436-0311
310 N HIGH ST
WEST CHESTER, PA
Specialties
General Practice, Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony
Education
Widener University School of Law,Fairleigh Dickinson University,New Jersey Institute of Technology
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Jane Murphy Donze
(610) 400-8823
696 UNIONVILLE RD STE 6
KENNETT SQUARE, PA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony
Education
Widener University School of Law,Boston University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Elizabeth A Saurman
(302) 552-4324
1220 MARKET STREET, 5TH FLOOR, P.O. BOX 8888
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Child Support, Transportation, Advertising
State Licensing
Delaware

Marta S. Laynas
1221 W CHESTER PIKE
WEST CHESTER, PA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption
Education
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law,Duke University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Linda Labiak MacElree
16 N NEW ST
WEST CHESTER, PA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Prenuptials, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
Villanova University,West Chester State University
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

Kim Denise Morton
(888) 498-5602
Morton Family Law Llc, 158 W Gay St Ste 202
West Chester, PA
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Child Support
State Licensing
Pennsylvania

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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