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I don't understand what I can or can't deduct on militray retirement pay to ex spouse? I was ordered as part of our divorce to have DEFAS pay my ex wife 42% of my retirement pay and I have been doing this since 2002. I undersdtand I get a 1099R showing the portion I recieve along with the taxes I pay in Federal and state taxes. Since this is my retirement pay and 42% going to her can't I deduct this amount somewhere on my Federal and stae taxes? I have never deducted any of this money she has been receieving since this started. I am hearing now that I should be able to claim this 42% as alimony to her? XXXXXX XX XXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXX
Yes DFAS sends her a check every month for her portion of the 42% of my retirement pay. I recieved my 1099R for 2012 showing what I recieved and paid in Federal and state taxes.
I belive she also gets a 1099 form from DFAS showing what they send her each year.
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