Top Ten Myths in Illinois Divorce Cases [Myth #8]

Myth: All support payments are tax deductible.

Wrong. Maintenance payments ordered by the court or covered in a Marital Settlement Agreement if they abate upon the death of the payee, are generally tax deductible to the payor and tax includable to the payee. Child support payments are not deductible by the payor or tax includable to the payee.

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