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Are monthly divorce payments subject to income tax in my hands?

Posted 18 August 2016 under Tax Questions



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Becky says:
18 August 2016 at 8:53

Following my Divorce my exhusband was ordered by the court to pay me a monthly maintenance fee going forward. Is this maintenance money taxable in my hands?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
18 August 2016 at 9:08

The maintenance fee is fortunately not taxable in your hands. You do however have to declare it on your tax return under the section called non-taxable income, and just state that its maintenance from your divorce decree.


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