If you are paying child support in Queens, you cannot write it off on your taxes to either the State of New York or the IRS.
If you are the custodial parent who is receiving child support on behalf of a child, then the payments you receive are not subject to taxation.
The structure of child support is more or less designed to replicate the expenses a parent would share in an intact family, and the various purchases and costs that wouldn’t be a write off in a two parent household.
So for a parent who is ordered to pay child support, the court and the government equate it to the costs of food, clothing, impulse buys in a store, and the rest of the costs normally associated with parenting.
Many parents in Queens are overpaying on child support, based on their spouse’s income or the costs they choose to absorb outside of their custody and support agreements.
If you feel like you’re paying too much in child support, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens child support attorney who can ensure that you have a fair child support agreement that protects you and your child.