Can pay alimony from pretax money?

Akamai Technologies / Eng akadude
Oct 17 11 Comments

can I pay alimony for my kid from pretax money if my ex do not live in US(do not have SSN). divorced around 5 years ago.
California

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  • Verizon Media Atinlay7
    Get a lawyer
    Oct 17 4
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng akadude
      OP
      May be someone here had similar case before.
      Oct 17
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Akamai Technologies / Eng akadude
      OP
      You need to read community policy again. Reported your comment as inappropriate.
      Oct 17
    • Akamai Technologies tzhL
      Hope Aintlays wife divorce him!
      Oct 17
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Why alimony to ex? Alimony is for kids in most countries not to wives
    Oct 17 2
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng akadude
      OP
      Right, I mean I pay it to my kid.
      Oct 17
    • At least in California child support is not tax deductible. It is not considered income to recipient. (Alimony is tax deductible to you, taxable to the recipient, but the recipient needs SSN. Uncle Sam wants money from at least one of you)
      Oct 17
  • McAfee / Other
    mIrt65

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    mIrt65more
    You can do it but the IRS will still collect taxes on it.
    Oct 17 1
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng akadude
      OP
      Thanks for your response. Will it be the same tax rate as I pay from my base?
      I’m moving to US next year and not familiar with taxes yet.
      Oct 17
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng akadude
    OP
    Thanks!
    Oct 17 0

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