Tax Implications of Support Payments

Different income tax rules apply to spousal support and child support. Spousal support payments are handled one way, and child support payments another. Learn how the tax rules affect you.

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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