Income tax return | deduction (cost) of partner alimony

Since 1 March this year, you can file your 2022 income tax return. If you have incurred costs in 2022 to get or keep partner...

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Since 1 March this year, you can file your 2022 income tax return. If you have incurred costs in 2022 to get or keep partner alimony or a buyout partner alimony, you may include these costs in your income tax return as a deduction. These include attorney fees you incurred. Note: this only applies to partner alimony. You may not deduct the (lawyer’s) costs you incurred to get or keep child support.

If you paid partner alimony or a buyout partner alimony to your ex-partner in 2022, you may deduct this partner alimony in your income tax return as ‘Partner alimony paid and other maintenance obligations’. You may also deduct other maintenance obligations in certain cases. On the website of the Tax Authorities, you can see which maintenance obligations you may deduct.

If one of our family lawyers assisted you in obtaining or maintaining spousal maintenance in 2022, please contact them so that they can report to you the lawyer’s fees incurred for this purpose. Of course, our family lawyers are also happy to think with you on other alimony questions.

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