Quick Exit

Is spousal maintenance taxable?

Generally speaking, no.

However, taxation liability may arise depending upon how your former spouse chooses to pay you. For example, if you have a family company and your ex-spouse decides to issue dividends in order to pay spousal maintenance, taxation consequences may arise for you and/or the company.

You should therefore check how your spousal maintenance is to be funded before you claim, or accept an arrangement.

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