Spousal Support & Taxes
January 22, 2014 5:32 PM Subscribe
My mother receives spousal support from a divorce, but it was as a separate contract between her and her ex-husband, not included in the divorce order. She's been having sobbing fits, unsure if she owes the government taxes this year.
posted by iarerach to Work & Money (14 answers total)
1. Received each month via transfer between bank accounts (within the same bank).
2. His income is 100% nontaxable (disabled military).
3. It was not included in the divorce order; it was a separate contract between them before the divorce was issued several months later.
If someone who knows the law better than we do could give some advice, it would be much appreciated. She refuses to speak to an accountant or tax consultant, afraid they would report her to the IRS and cause an audit.