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Dealing with Tax upon Divorce or Separation – IRS Update

by David Tzimenakis August 5th, 2019

Many different life events can have an impact on your taxes, as a US expat. One which we deal with frequently, is the tax implications of divorce or separation.

In most cases, this doesn’t result in any tax for either party when their tax returns are prepared correctly. However, as with many parts of the US tax system, changes have been brought about due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Further reading is available below, or feel free to call us if you believe you may be affected by any of these changes:

Source – Internal Revenue Service

Taxpayers should be aware of tax law changes related to alimony and separation payments. These payments are made after a divorce or separation. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the rules around them, which will affect certain taxpayers when they file their 2019 tax returns next year.

Here are some facts that will help people understand these changes and who they will impact:

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