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can i claim the child support that i pay out on my taxes at

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can i claim the child support that i pay out on my taxes at the end of the year?

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Unfortunately, child support payments are not allowed as a tax deduction, nor does the person receiving the child support payments have to include the amount in their taxable income.

 

The only payments you make to a former spouse which are tax deductible are payments which are classified as alimony, and the spouse receiving the alimony would also report the alimony as taxable income.

 

I am giving you a link below to a section of the IRS website which discusses these rules.

 

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http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:6S_1iXiECz0J:www.irs.gov/faqs/faq4-5.html+irs+child+support&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

 

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