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Federal Tax on Spousal Support (alimony) - 2019 changes to its taxation

Currently, the payor of spousal support can deduct it from his taxes, and the recipient pays tax on spousal support. In 2019 this reverses.

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), 2017, Pub.L. 115–97, SEC. 11051. REPEAL OF DEDUCTION FOR ALIMONY PAYMENTS.

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