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Tax Deduction Consulting: Child Support Peoria AZ

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.

Mark A. Shields
(800) 294-9653
7319 N 16TH ST STE 100
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce
Education
J. Reuben Clark Law School,Brigham Young University,Brigham Young University
State Licensing
Arizona

Karen A Schoenau
1747 E MORTEN AVE STE 205
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Lawsuits & Disputes, Child Support
State Licensing
Arizona

Christopher S Hildebrand
(480) 305-8300
3101 N CENTRAL AVE
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Family, Alimony, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptials, Uncontested Divorce, Adoption, Juvenile
Education
Arizona State University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Jason B Castle
2901 N CENTRAL AVE STE 200
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Family, Prenuptials, Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Defense
Education
Case Western Reserve University,University of Cincinnati,University of Cincinnati,Indiana University
State Licensing
Arizona

Nicole Dawn Marie Siqueiros
(602) 285-5500
3216 N. 3rd St., Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence
Education
Arizona State University - College of Law
State Licensing
Arizona

William P Sargeant
1747 E MORTEN AVE STE 205
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support
State Licensing
Arizona

Rebecca L Owen
(602) 264-3309
301 E BETHANY HOME RD STE A133
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Child Custody, Family, Child Support
Education
Widener University School of Law,University of Maryland, University College,Community College of the
State Licensing
Arizona

Dana M Levy
2901 N CENTRAL AVE STE 200
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law,Brandeis University
State Licensing
Arizona

Kaine Robert Fisher
(602) 285-5500
3216 North Third Street, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ
 
Debra L Palomino
(602) 277-9791
1 E CAMELBACK RD STE 300
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Business, Divorce, Child Custody, Mediation, Child Support
Education
Saint Mary's University School of Law,California State Polytechnic University, Pomona,California Sta
State Licensing
Arizona

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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