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Tax Deduction Consulting: Child Support Washington DC

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.

Rebecca C Shankman
1900 M ST NW STE 600
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,Bates College
State Licensing
DC

Wendy H Schwartz
818 CONNECTICUT AVE NW STE 315
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Divorce, Prenuptials, Child Support
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,Mercy College of Detroit
State Licensing
DC

Leslie Fein
1710 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Uncontested Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Personal Injury
Education
University of Tennessee College of Law,Tulane University
State Licensing
DC

Okiemute C Whiteru
(202) 558-6196
2300 M Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC
Specialties
Child Custody, Child Support, Personal Injury, Divorce, General Practice
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Miami School of Law,University of Mar
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Adam David Elfenbein
(703) 243-9223
Suite 4, 2007 North 15th Street
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Child Custody, Child Support, Family
State Licensing
Virginia

Lauren E Shea
1900 M ST NW STE 600
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Family, Appeals, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
City University of New York School of Law at Queens College,University of Southern Maine
State Licensing
DC

Julie C Gerock
1900 M ST NW STE 600
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce
Education
Boston College Law School,University of Miami
State Licensing
DC

Daniel G Dannenbaum
(202) 466-8960
2001 L ST NW FRNT 2
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Prenuptials, Real Estate, Child Support, Child Custody, Litigation
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,Harvard University
State Licensing
DC

Ronald A Colbert
(240) 988-6759
PO BOX 6867
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Adoption, Employment, Child Custody, Child Support, Debt Collection
Education
Longwood University,University of the District of Columbia
State Licensing
DC

Ted Kavrukov
(703) 465-1500
2009 14th Street North, Suite 202
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Personal Injury
State Licensing
DC, Virginia

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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