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nangua825
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can we deduct child support as non-Custodial Parents

my husband has two boys from his previous marriage, the kids live with their mom in Japan. Every month my husband paid $1700+ to the kids but the kids don't come visit us; after the divorce, my husband barely talked with his ex, not to mention to have her to sign any document to agree us claiming the kids as dependents; plus Japan doesn't respect US laws.  From all the resources  online seems like we cannot deduct the child support, however $1700/month is not a small number.  is there anyway we can deduct this? 

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Anonymous
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can we deduct child support as non-Custodial Parents

child support is not deductible by the payer nor is it taxable to the recipient.  recent tax law changes have not changed this

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can we deduct child support as non-Custodial Parents

 
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