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Do I pay tax for child support?

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I will pay few hundreds of dollars to my husband for the child support. Do I pay tax for it? Does my husband pay tax for it? Thanks!

ATTORNEY ANSWER BY MARGARET L. CROSS-BELIVEAU:

Child support is neither deductible by the payor nor is  it income to the recipient. Alimony is deductible by the payor and income to the recipient.

Legal Disclaimer: Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on since each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. A lawyer experienced in the subject area and licensed to practice in the jurisdiction should be consulted for legal advice.

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