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Old 03-29-2017, 12:15 PM
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Deductions: Back Child Support & Adoption Fees

2 part question. My ex is giving up all his rights to our daughter and my husband will be adopting her, as such I am having to write off over $13k in back child support that was owed to me. Can I take a tax deduction for the $13,000+ I am having to write off? Also, can we do a tax deduction for the expenses we will incur ($2,000 attorney fees) for my husband to adopt my daughter?

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Old 03-29-2017, 05:12 PM
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2 part question. My ex is giving up all his rights to our daughter and my husband will be adopting her, as such I am having to write off over $13k in back child support that was owed to me. Can I take a tax deduction for the $13,000+ I am having to write off? =========>asfaras I know, child support payments are not tax-deductible by the parent who makes the payments. (Spousal support is tax-deductible for the person who makes the payments and taxable to the recipient.) Child support is tax-free for federal income tax purposes, meaning neither the recipient spouse nor the child owes taxes on ityou can not claim over $13K of back child support; When you make a child support payment to your ex, you're not giving her the money for his own use. You're giving it to him to care for your child. This makes the payments a personal expense, and personal expenses aren't tax deductible



Also, can we do a tax deduction for the expenses we will incur ($2,000 attorney fees) for my husband to adopt my daughter?=====> I do not think so Your husband won't be able to adopt your son without the consent of her biological father..
He doesn't have to adopt your daughter to be a father to him



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