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How can I claim all the child support I pay for rears owed for when I was in prison and interest that keeps on accumulating. My children are grown adults in their 30’s

 
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TomD8
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How can I claim all the child support I pay for rears owed for when I was in prison and interest that keeps on accumulating. My children are grown adults in their 30’s

There is nothing for you to claim.  Child support payments are not deductible.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.

How can I claim all the child support I pay for rears owed for when I was in prison and interest that keeps on accumulating. My children are grown adults in their 30’s

Child support that you paid is not deductible, nor are the arrears or interest you are now responsible to pay for the delinquent child support.  Child support is not taxable income for the parent who received the support.   The fact that the "children" are now adults is irrelevant.  Someone had to provide food, shelter and clothing to them when they were younger---since you did not provide it at that time, you are now responsible to compensate the person who was forced to do it without your help then.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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