Alimony, Child Support and Taxes

Many divorcing spouses in Connecticut or clients seeking a legal separation whether in the New Haven Court, Hartford Court, New Britain or Tolland, or any other Connecticut Court, ask a variety of tax-related divorce questions. Here are some additional divorce-related tax issues that come up in a Connecticut Divorce or Legal Separation:

Alimony v. Child Support: 

In simple terms, alimony is taxable income to the recipient of alimony and deductible by the person paying alimony. To qualify as alimony under IRC Section 71(b) the payments must meet the following requirements: