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My divorce was finalized in November 2017 here in

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Hi my divorce was finalized in November 2017 here in California. Do I have to claim the spousal support payments that I received before my agreement was signed as income on my Federal taxes?

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I can assist you. The payments do not get reported until the final agreement is signed. Temporary support payments made by an individual before a finalized agreement does not quality as alinony/spousal support. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions for me.

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