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taxes and CS

do you have to claim the amount you receive in CS on your tax return?

I don't receive any, I am just curious.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:28 PM on Jan. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (7)
  • Do you mean child support? No.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:30 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • yeah, thanks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Nope. neither party benefits or is punished for it. It is simply not reported.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • it is not taxable, alimony is.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:35 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • no
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:49 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • nope, that $ is taxed when he gets paid :)
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 5:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Nope. neither party benefits or is punished for it. It is simply not reported.

    This isn't exactly true. The money still counts as income for the one paying the child support, and they still pay the taxes associated with it. The one receiving the support doesn't have to claim it, and it doesn't count as income for them. Although it's not exactly a punishment, it is still reported, and taxes are still paid on that money.
    my2.5boys

    Answer by my2.5boys at 8:10 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

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