Court Ordered Payments

In the divorce decree, I am not paying “Child Support” as I think it’s normally defined. I don’t have wages deducted through the State’s child support program. I am ordered to pay for tuition and expenses at a private school.

Can this court-ordered payment be considered as a payment to a 3rd party? And, can it be construed as tax deductable because of that?


No, it is child support and not deductible.

thanks. I don’t mind paying my fair share, but taxes are killing me and I don’t know what to do about it.