Income Tax Implications of Support Payments

This script discusses the income tax implications of spousal support (sometimes called spousal maintenance) and child support. The reference to “spouse” applies whether you are separated or divorced and includes ex-spouses. It also applies to common-law spouses.

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income tax, spousal support, child support, deductible, taxable, written agreement, court order, periodic, legal fees, legal expenses, cancelled cheque, Dial-A-Law
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