SEPARATED SINCE APRIL AND PAYING HALF MY NET TAKE HOME TO MY WIFE, IS THERE ANY TAX PROBLEMS OR THINGS I SHOULD DO NOW , SO I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM AT THE END OF THE YEAR. WE ARE GOING TO FILE SEPARATED FILING JOINTLY, IS THAT THE BEST WAY? AFTER 2010 WE WILL FILE SEPARATE. IN FILING THIS WAY IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET BACK ANY OF THE MONEY BEING PAID TO HER AS ALIMONY…
You cannot deduct alimony payments unless they are made pursuant to a valid separation agreement or court order. If you file jointly this will not be an issue.