My ex-wife took out a loan as well as completing the FAFSA based on her income for my son's college education. She has received, from me, money paying for half of the tuition($5900 & $7000 respectively), then she claims the Lifetime Learning Credit or the American Opportunity Credit (can't remember which) as well as deductions for the loan but does not reflect the money I give her. A friend, who is an attorney (not a tax atty) suggested I look into completing a 1099-MISC and send to her. He thinks she's double-dipping. I just need verification before I pursue. Thanks
One would need to know what court orders still exist concerning spousal or child support. If the money could neither be construed as either, then the 1099 would be proper.
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