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Alimony and Spousal Support
Alimony is financial support paid to one spouse by the other, usually a husband to a wife. It may be paid in one lump sum or in installments and can be temporary or permanent. There are a lot of different variables that can affect an alimony or spousal support order.
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TAXABILITY – When it meets IRS guidelines about the terms and conditions of payment, alimony is deductible to the payor and taxable to the recipient. Requirements for this tax treatment include explicitly labeling the payments as spousal support in the divorce decree and requiring the spouses to live apart while receiving support and terminating the payments when the recipient spouse dies.
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