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Question #1: Are alimony payments taxable income?
Answer: Yes, alimony payments are subject to an income tax in the year received. You will need to report this income on IRS Form 1040 when you file your return this April. For more information on alimony, child support, court awards, and damages check out this page on IRS.gov.
Question #2: If my husband and I foreclose on our home, and the bank forgives us of the negative equity, will we have to claim that as taxable income?