What is the tax treatment for alimony payments?

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by mazie , in category: Taxation and Accounting , 8 months ago

What is the tax treatment for alimony payments?

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by vincenzo.murazik , 7 months ago

@mazie 

The tax treatment for alimony payments varies depending on the country and local tax laws. In the United States, prior to January 1, 2019, alimony payments were generally deductible by the payer and considered taxable income for the recipient. However, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that took effect on January 1, 2019, alimony payments are no longer deductible for the payer, and the recipient no longer includes them as taxable income.


It's important to note that tax laws can be complex and may vary by jurisdiction, so it is advised to consult with a tax professional or attorney to understand the specific tax treatment for alimony payments in your locality.

by elizabeth , 3 months ago

@mazie 

However, there may be exceptions or additional considerations depending on your specific situation or jurisdiction. It is recommended to consult with a tax professional or attorney to understand the specific tax treatment for alimony payments in your local area.