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clifford-reed
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Started paying alimony Dec 2017, filed married 2017 so I couldn't claim those 4 weeks of alimony. Divorce final in Apr 2018. Can the 4 weeks be claimed in 2018?

I know I can claim all the alimony I paid in 2018 on my 2018 taxes but what about the 4 weeks I had to pay alimony in 2017 but couldn't claim it because we files a married jointly return for that year.

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Zbucklyo
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Started paying alimony Dec 2017, filed married 2017 so I couldn't claim those 4 weeks of alimony. Divorce final in Apr 2018. Can the 4 weeks be claimed in 2018?

No.  You can only deduct payments made in 2018 on a 2018 tax return.

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Zbucklyo
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Started paying alimony Dec 2017, filed married 2017 so I couldn't claim those 4 weeks of alimony. Divorce final in Apr 2018. Can the 4 weeks be claimed in 2018?

No.  You can only deduct payments made in 2018 on a 2018 tax return.

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