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Alimony, Child Support, Court Awards, Damages

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.

Additional Information:


Category: Interest, Dividends, Other Types of Income
Subcategory: Alimony, Child Support, Court Awards, Damages

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The OMB number for this study is 1545-1432.
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