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Alimony or support is taxable to the individual that receives it and deductible by the one paying.
The law requires alimony payments to be reported as income by the recipient. The person who pays alimony may take a deduction for these payments. Alimony payments you make are deductible if all of the following requirements are met:
Generally, alimony deductions appear on line 31 of the federal Form 1040.
Alimony and similar payments from your spouse or former spouse are taxable to you in the year received. Taxpayers report alimony income on the federal Form 1040, and this figure carries through to the California return.
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