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I was legally separated during 2017. During 2017 husband gave money to me to help out (not court ordered). The amounts totaled $20,474. Do I need to pay taxes on this?

 
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AnnetteB
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I was legally separated during 2017. During 2017 husband gave money to me to help out (not court ordered). The amounts totaled $20,474. Do I need to pay taxes on this?

No, the amounts you were given that were not court-ordered are not reported on your tax return as income.

If the money had been court-ordered, then it could be considered alimony and would be taxable income. 

To read more about how the IRS defines alimony, use this link:  https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc452


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AnnetteB
Intuit Alumni

I was legally separated during 2017. During 2017 husband gave money to me to help out (not court ordered). The amounts totaled $20,474. Do I need to pay taxes on this?

No, the amounts you were given that were not court-ordered are not reported on your tax return as income.

If the money had been court-ordered, then it could be considered alimony and would be taxable income. 

To read more about how the IRS defines alimony, use this link:  https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc452


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