Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations)/Tax deduction on alimony paid
I paid one time alimony and it is documented in the decree.It was given for her maintenance and education. I want to have alimony deductible.
I did some research and found https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc452.html.
It mentions, "you have no liability to make the payment (in cash or property) after the death of your spouse or former spouse".
I need some clarification on that. The divorce paper doesn't mentioned anything what to do, if someone dies.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY: I am someone with experience with Family law matters, and can give some directions of what I would do but these are my opinions: I strongly recommend that you get an ATTORNEY who specializes in family law in your immediate county/country.
I am sorry but I am not a IRS Tax consultant or expert: I am referring you to a Tax expert for this answer, someone like H&R Block, etc. I recommend making an appointment with them to find your answer.