Alimony and taxes question


#1

If the Alimony section in your agreement doesn’t state that the cost of healthcare premiums are deductible for you and taxable for the ex-spouse, can you not claim them as alimony in your return? It states that the monthly alimony check is deductible for me, and it states that I will continue paying for coverage until legally divorced but it doesn’t specifically state that those costs are considered alimony. Can I still claim this as a deduction on my individual return?


#2

Any thoughts on this? Thanks!


#3

No you cannot claim the costs as alimony unless the agreement specifically states those costs are included in the support amount.