Alimony payments received from your spouse or former spouse are taxable to you in the year you receive them. Generally, if you are receiving alimony payments, you are always required to include this as income on your income tax return.
Because no taxes are withheld from alimony payments, you may also need to make estimated tax payments or increase the amount withheld from your paycheck. For additional information about alimony, please refer to IRS Publication 504.
Program Entry: To report alimony you received in your account, from the Your Account screen, select:
- Federal Section
- Enter Myself
- Alimony Received