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Adjustments to Income Workout

Alimony Paid

Case Study 1: Obtaining the Information

Anthony was divorced in 2017. According to his divorce documents, he paid his ex-wife $8,000 during the tax year. As a favor, he also made $4,000 in payments for her vehicle lease so she could keep steady employment. Anthony can take the $8,000 as an adjustment to income, but not the vehicle lease payments, which were not part of the divorce.

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