amberrene82
New Member

How do I find out the taxable portion of my child support received? Is it the same as the total payments amount?

 
TurboTaxJennifer
Moderator

Credits and deductions

Child support payments are not taxable (unless your child support order is dated prior to May 1997) so the taxable portion would be zero. Spousal support payments are taxable (and a tax deduction to the payor). 

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Ladop221
Returning Member

Credits and deductions

Everything I find says child support is not taxable. But it asks for it on my State return and then deducts money from my refund when I enter it. Why is that?

TurboTaxSusan
Moderator

Credits and deductions

@Ladop221 This is the support site for the Canadian TurboTax. For assistance with U.S. versions of TurboTax, please visit the website for TurboTax USA.