Child Support and Income Tax


Child Support and Income Tax Law in Illinois

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Often when parents learn that their spousal maintenance income is taxable (and that spousal maintenance paid is deductible), they worry about an important question—are child support payments taxable as well?

The answer to this question is no; child support is neither taxable nor deductible. There are, however, other potential tax consequences involved with child support and child custody issues. For instance:

  • If you have minor dependents you may be eligible for tax exemptions and other benefits
  • You may be eligible for child care tax credit if you are the residential custodial parent

If you are divorcing and wish to maximize your financial rights as the payor or payee of child support payments or as the custodial parent, an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney can help you achieve your goals. Elliot Heidelberger has helped hundreds of families in over 45 years of family law legal experience.

Call (847) 497-5020 for experienced child support and income tax law counsel and help.

Parents’ finances can be affected by their status as a custodial parent, child support payor and child support payee. Elliot Heidelberger can help you negotiate with your spouse for an agreement that protects your interests while protecting the interests of your child. He can also help you as your divorce process proceeds (or after) so that you are eligible for dependency exemptions and other benefits. To learn more about our firm and child support and tax law, contact our firm at our Naperville, Hanover Park and Chicago offices (847) 497-5020.