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Tax consequences of child support

Texas parents who are divorcing may wonder about the income tax consequences of child support. The person who receives the child support is not required to to declare child support as income, nor is it deductible by the payer. Each year, a significant portion of court-ordered child support goes unpaid. In 2013, $22.5 billion out of a total of $32.9 billion owed was paid.

Some age groups more likely to be divorced

Texas couples may be more likely to be divorced in their 50s than at any other age based on a survey of data showing that 42 percent of 59-year-olds are separated, divorced or on a second, third or later marriage. However, in comparison, 43 percent of people in that age group were still on their first marriages. After the age of 59, the divorce rate slows again.

An analysis of child support

Many Texas parents who have gone through a divorce have concerns about child support. Contrary to what many people believe, only about half of the custodial parents in the United States actually have a formal child support agreement or order with the other parent, according to 2013 census data. In addition, in that year less than half of these parents actually received the agreed-upon payments.

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