My ex husband deposits the money himself and refuses to have the money drawn out by allotment. I have noway to prove that I receive the money. Our divorce was through KY but I now live in Ohio
Your question is unclear. Do you actually receive the spousal support? What does “drawn out by allotment” mean? My guess is that you mean he deposits the cash to your checking account. You must receive monthly statements from your bank that show these amounts. Why doesn’t that prove you received the money? Just enter those amounts as “Alimony received” on line 11 of your Form 1040 and the IRS will be satisfied.
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Include the money you receive as Alimony on your Form 1040. How it gets deposited is irrelevant. It is income either way.
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I agree with the other comments. You don't need to prove you earned the income when you file your taxes. In the unlikely event that you are audited, you may be required to provide documentation to substantiate your income and expenses. However, the IRS is usually more concerned with proof of expenses and qualification for deductions and credits than with proof of income.
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