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I receive alimony and child support. I am unemployed and receive

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I receive alimony and child support. I am unemployed and receive no other assistance. I paid and interest only mortgage and all property taxes for 2011. Am I entitled to a refund?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 4 years ago.
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No, you would not be entitled to a refund because you did not pay any monies into the system (withheld federal/state tax). As the alimony is taxable to you, the child support is not. If the alimony payments exceed the income threshold amount to be required to file a return, you must file a tax return. Minimum income requirements are based on age and filing status. As for the mortgage interest, mortgage interest is a credit that reduces your tax liability. For instance, if you owe, let's say $1,550.00, the mortgage interest deduction will reduce, or eliminate the amount that you owe, but on it's own, the mortgage interest deduction does not generate a refund.

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