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What is the tax on child maintenance?

Posted 17 September 2012 under Tax Q&A

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I am divorced. My ex pays monthly child maintenance for two children. Could you advise whether I have to include this monthly maintenance as part of my income?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
26 August 2012 at 0:18

Although considered Gross Income you will not be taxed on this amount as it is specifically exempt under the Income Tax Act. You would include this amount in the section, "amounts considered not taxable" and include it under other with a description.

Don't worry, no tax is paid on this amount!

Gemi says:
26 August 2012 at 10:49

Thank you, Tim. You've been very helpful!

TaxTim TaxTim says:
26 August 2012 at 19:24

Only a pleasure!

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