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Ask A CPA - Divorce & Marriage Issues

Why Does My Ex- Spouse Include My Social Security Number On His Tax Return?

If your ex-spouse is deducting alimony payments to you, he is required to include your social security number on his return to claim the deduction. The IRS will cross reference your return with his to make sure you include the alimony received on your return.

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