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Frequently Asked Tax Questions

Itemized Deductions/Standard Deductions - Interest, Investment, Money Transactions (Alimony, Bad Debts, Applicable Federal Interest Rate, Gambling, Legal Fees, Loans, etc.)


Rev. date: 1/2009

Is the interest amount that we paid to the IRS deductible?


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Interest and penalties paid to the IRS on Federal taxes are not deductible.
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Rev. date: 1/2009

Can I deduct alimony paid to my former spouse?


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If you are divorced or separated, you may be able to deduct the alimony or separate maintenance payments that you are required to make to your spouse or former spouse, or on behalf of that spouse.
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