Tag Archives: Child support

Custodial Parent

Today TaxMama® hears from Dok0619 in the TaxQuips Forum with the eternal problem. “I am separated from my wife and she has our two kids. She left August of 2012. In November our lawyers made a temporary custody agreement for us and I have been voluntarily paying her child support until we finally go to […]

Child Support Payment

  Today TaxMama® hears from Danny in the Tax Quips Forum with this question. “My kids stay with their mother from Sunday noon until Thursday noon; then stay with me from Thursday noon until Sunday noon. I pay $140 monthly in child support. Can I claim them in my taxes?”

Back Taxes and Child Support

Today TaxMama hears from Krissy in the TaxQuips Forum who needs help. “I am married with two children, low income and my husband owes back child support. Last year I filed separately and ended up owing taxes. I had to set up a payment plan with the IRS to pay it off. I’d like to […]

Rules of Divorce

Today TaxMama  is watching a discussion in the TaxQuips Forum. It’s about what happens after a divorce and the family is fighting over who gets to claim the child as a dependent.

IRS News – Is this Income Taxable?

While most income you receive is generally considered taxable, there are some situations when certain types of income are partially taxed or not taxed at all. To ensure taxpayers are familiar with the difference between taxable and non-taxable income, the Internal Revenue Service offers these common examples of items that are not included in your […]

IRS Collects Child Support

Today TaxMama hears from Tina in Washington State, who has a problem. “Does the IRS track past due child support? Will IRS route the non-custodial parents arrearages to the custodial parent from tax returns and/or the economic stimulus check?”

The Tax Custody Issue

Custodial Determination Changes Under Proposed Regulations by David & Mary Mellem, EAs Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals Proposed Regulation §1.152-4 contains changes that will surprise many taxpayers as well as tax professionals. We’ll number the provisions just for simplification. 1) The rules apply when the child’s parents are divorced, legally separated, or live apart at all times […]

Ex-Sisterly Love

Today TaxMama hears from Maria from NJ, who says, “I have been out of the country for nine years and a stay at home mom. I recently had my bank accounts levied, where the only money deposited is child support directly from the New Jersey Child Support Offices. My account was levied because apparently my […]

Divorce Payments

Today TaxMama hears from Gary in Missouri, who tells us “I am a retired military man and the judge gave my ex-wife one half of my retirement check…actually, I lose 55%, including child support. Is any of that deductible from my taxes?”

Divorced from Assets

Today TaxMama hears from John in Vermont, who wants to know “I am presently in the midst of a fairly messy divorce with the main fighting being over income producing assets. Are the legal expenses associated with these assets deductible?”