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Interest, Dividends, Other Types of Income - Alimony, Child Support, Court Awards, Damages

  1. Are child support payments considered taxable income?

Rev. date: 12/21/2012

Are child support payments considered taxable income?

No, child support payments are neither deductible by the payer nor taxable to the payee.
When you calculate your gross income to see if you are required to file a tax return, do not include child support payments received.