Alimony taxable

I have been receiving alimony since my divorce in 2016 and it has been subject to income tax. Since tax laws have changed, is it still taxable for 2019 and beyond?

Yes, your alimony is still taxable as income to you. The new tax law changes do not affect alimony agreements or court orders entered into before 1/1/19. However, if your alimony is ever modified, the tax law changes will apply to modified alimony because that agreement or court order would be entered into after 12/31/18.

Anna Ayscue

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