Trying to do taxes and this is the first year ordered to pay child support through the courts. On the state taxes it says it you have paid at least 6 months of the year and are up to date you can claim. On NY state child support page it states if you have paid for a full year and are up to date you can claim. I was not ordered to start paying until June of 2018. Any help would be appreciated. TY
I think both statements can be read to be consistent.
The child support website states you must have payed your total child support obiligation for the year.
The tax website states you must have paid for at least six months and be up to date on all your payments.
Let’s say the judge ordered you to pay $1,000 per month commencing on June 1, 2018. Your yearly obiligation for 2018 would then be $6,000. If you paid $6,000 then you paid for at least six months and you paid your yearly obiligation of $6,000.
But, I am no tax expert and you would be well served to consult with a professional tax preparer.
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