Is Child Support Taxable Income?

There are a couple main questions people ask about child support and taxes:

  1. Is child support deductible? (You ask this if you paychild support.)
  2. Is child support considered income and taxed? (You ask this if you receive child support.)

Thankfully, the answers are straightforward: no and no.

Here’s a slightly expanded explanation straight from the IRS:

Question: Are child support payments considered taxable income?

Answer: No, child support payments are neither deductible by the payer nor taxable to the payee. When you calculate your gross income to see if you are required to file a tax return, do not include child support payments received.”

Published On: November 19th, 2016Categories: Child SupportComments Off on Is Child Support Taxable Income?
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Marco C. Brown was named Utah’s Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015. He graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007 and is currently the managing partner of Brown Family Law, LLC.
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