I have a question about deducting child support on my tax return. Can you deduct the child support payments made to another person?
No, deducting child support payments is not allowed. If you are the person paying the child support you cannot deduct the payments on your tax return. Additional, if you are the person receiving child support payments you cannot deduct the payments because you do not have to pay taxes on child support payments.
If you're a dual status or resident alien, your tax situation may be unique. Learn about filing, exemptions and more at H&R Block.
How much is the tax credit for having a baby? And what about claiming a newborn on your taxes? Learn more about filing taxes with a baby at H&R Block.
Learn what to do if your deductions exceed your income with advice from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Learn whether you can deduct mileage for medical care from your taxes with advice from the tax experts at H&R Block.