Tag Archives: Alimony payments

Alimony Payments and Recipients

The overhaul made a significant change to the alimony payments tax status. For divorce and separation agreements signed after 2018, payers will not be able to deduct alimony on their tax returns. At the same time, future recipients will no longer be required to report these payments as income, making their tax treatment similar to […]

Don’t forget that alimony and child support have an impact on your taxes. You have to report the amounts when you file. Here’s the breakdown. Alimony Alimony payments are deducted from your taxable income, which lowers the amount you are taxed on as long as you meet the following requirements: You pay by cash, check, […]

Know How to Figure Your AGI

Learning the math behind your tax return may seem overwhelming. However, understanding the three different levels of income can make things a little easier. The three amounts are: total gross income, adjusted gross income (AGI), taxable income. Adjusted Gross Income One important term to familiarize yourself with at tax time is adjusted gross income. This […]

Going Through a Divorce Can Be Taxing

Getting a divorce can be difficult for all parties, including financially. Your assets are now up for grabs, not only by your soon to be ex, but also by the IRS. Divorce impacts your taxes a lot, so you should be aware of the expectations at tax time when you get a divorce. Filing Status […]

When going through a divorce, you’re likely not thinking of your taxes. However, alimony and child support will affect your taxes. It’s important to understand how they factor into your return. Alimony If you are required to pay alimony, the amount you are responsible for isn’t accounted into your taxable income. This means your tax […]

No one enjoys paying taxes, however the fact that you’re entire salary isn’t taxed by the federal government should make it a little bit easier to swallow. During tax time, you’re required to report your entire income, but the IRS deducts certain amounts, like education costs and retirement plan contributions, before determined the amount of […]

What Counts as Alimony?

If you are divorced or separated, you should know how your alimony payments factor in at tax time. Any payments made in accordance with a divorce or separate maintenance decree, or written separation agreement from both parties is considered alimony at tax time provided the following are met: You do not file a joint return […]