How Does Spousal or Partner Support Affect Taxes?

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Spousal Support

Usually, spousal support is:

  • tax deductible for the paying spouse, and

  • taxable income for the supported spouse.

Partner Support

Federal and state tax laws have not been changed to recognize domestic partners.

These laws can be complicated. You may want to talk with an attorney or accountant who is knowledgeable in this area of law.

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