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Hi and welcome to our site!Possible tax implication might be if such payments are classified as alimony or not.However - for payments - to be treated as alimony - please see IRS pub 504 - www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p504.pdf Alimony Requirements. A payment to or for a spouse under a divorce or separation instrument is alimony if the spouses do not file a joint return with each other and all the following requirements are met.-- The payment is in cash.-- The instrument does not designate the payment as not alimony.-- The spouses are not members of the same household at the time the payments are made. This requirement applies only if the spouses are legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance.-- There is no liability to make any payment (in cash or property) after the death of the recipient spouse.-- The payment is not treated as child support.
Spousal maintenance payments are generally classified as an alimony - and as such are deductible for the payer and are taxable for the recipient. That is regardless from which sources alimony is paid.Here is a law section - http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/61which specifically includes alimony into gross income definition.
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You may print this information and provide to your divorce attorney to be sure all requirements are reflected in your divorce agreement.