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The New Tax Law Does Away with Alimony, Spousal Support Deduction

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 […]

Are Gambling Losses Tax Deductible?

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 […]

Why Isn’t Child Support Tax Deductible or Pre-Tax?

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 […]