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You only need to report the income from your job. Child Support is not taxable to the receiver nor can the payer use it as a deduction on their tax return.
how about my alimony?
do i need to pay tax for that?
is it different from state to state or it is nationalwide that child support is not taxible?
we live in PA, I will move to NJ
Alimony is taxable (you left that part out in your first message). You are to report the alimony that is court ordered and stated as alimony in your divorce decree or separation agreement
Child Support is not taxable no matter where you move to in the US
if we combine child support and alimony together say it is child support, i can avoid taxpayment right?
No, you must report the court ordered alimony as alimony on your return.
the reason why I say this is beacuse we;ve only married for 1.5 years, according to our state law, i shouldn't get any, but we agreed that he can pay me some for one year
so in my case, the court won't order any alimony to me
can i combine those money we agreed together?
If the payment is not in the decree then it is not alimony , it is a gift and gifts are not taxable to the receiver
that's very helpful
thanks a lot!
You are welcome