my ex pays both child support and alimony. He also has agreed to pay an additional percentage of any income over 100k into child support. He’s been paying what he perceives to be the basic child support/alimony, but has not been paying the overage amounts due each quarter.
It is my understanding that the IRS requires all child support to be paid before alimony. So, in calculating taxes for 2010, are we correct if we designate the money that’s been paid as child support first?
I am sure that ex will try to claim the alimony deductions on his taxes…should we file our taxes with some sort of notation/proof of what’s due in alimony vs. child support and what has not yet been paid?