I had a short marriage of 3 months . I am on h1b visa while my ex wife was on h4. She left for india beforw we cud file her TIN number. The divorce finally got settled in india where I paid divorce sttlement this year in nov. Can i claim tax reimbursement for the settlement amount
First of all, for 2018, at least, alimony payments are tax deductible -- you are not reimbursed for the amount of the settlement. Secondly, not all property settlement amounts are deductible. You need to review the specifics of your case with a tax professional to determine how much, if any, of the amount that you paid can be deducted on your 2018 return. Good luck!
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