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Part of my divorce settlement, I made a one-time alimony payment of approx. $17,000 to my ex-wife. We split the total funds 50/50 and then I made an additional payment.

Can I deduct the $17,000 as It was in lieu of alimony payments and came from a retirement fund and rolled into her retirement fund.  This is noted on the final divorce papers.

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Part of my divorce settlement, I made a one-time alimony payment of approx. $17,000 to my ex-wife. We split the total funds 50/50 and then I made an additional payment.

It depends.  If your final divorce papers specifically titled the transfer of funds from your retirement account alimony, then yes, you can take the alimony deduction.  However, this sounds more like a property settlement.  And property settlements between you and your former spouse are not considered alimony.

See this TurboTax article Getting Divorced for additional information.

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