With very little fanfare, the new tax law that was passed at the very end of December, 2017, and which is effective in 2018, did away with the requirement that spousal support (previously known as alimony) receivers declare spousal support as income and, on the other side of the balance sheet, did away with the […]
Summary: I am divorced, and my daughter lives with my ex. I pay nearly 100% of all expenses for my daughter, and certainly far more than half. I can take the tax exemption for my daughter, right? This is a very timely question. With tax season soon upon us, we would do well to flesh […]
Summary: My wife and I took a trip to Las Vegas this year, and while we did not go over our budget, we did suffer a bit of a loss at the blackjack table in the casino. I have been told by a friend that it may be possible to deduct my gambling losses on […]
Dear Esq., Thank you for reading my e-mail. You are the one I was hoping to contact and get some insight on an issue that has me quite perplexed. The issue is “Child Support”. It is based on gross income and then age of children and number of children. Right? Well then a dollar amount […]
Summary: Newlyweds and the recently divorced should make sure that names on their tax returns match those registered with the Social Security Administration (SSA).