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Ask A CPA - Alimony

Are My Alimony Payments Deductible Even Though I Still Live In The Same House As My Spouse?

Generally, alimony payments are not taxable or deductible if you live in the same household as your divorced or legally separated spouse. But, if you are separated under a written agreement, but not legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, then you may claim the deduction. Speak to a local CPA about this in greater detail.

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