No, the child support payments you make in Brooklyn are not tax deductible, and the payments your former spouse receives are not taxable income.
Child support is handled differently than, say, spousal maintenance, which is a write off for the party who pays and taxable income for the party who receives it.
When you pay child support in Brooklyn, the funds represent the sort of everyday spending that would occur in a two-parent household sharing parenting duties.
While you can’t write off your child support payments in Brooklyn, you can take heart in the fact that you’re playing an important role in caring for your children and providing for them.
When there are problems related to your child support payments, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experience Brooklyn child support attorney.