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How do I allocate arrears payments for child and spousal support?

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I am receiving (or supposed to) $500 in child support and $500 in spousal support. The accounts are in arrears for about $10000 total. I receive garnished payments in the amount of about $1200 per month. How do I allocate the payments?
 


LdiJ

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I am receiving (or supposed to) $500 in child support and $500 in spousal support. The accounts are in arrears for about $10000 total. I receive garnished payments in the amount of about $1200 per month. How do I allocate the payments?
Well, the first 1000.00 should be treated as normal child support and spousal $500.00 towards each. That leaves a remainder of $200.00 going towards the arrears. I would suspect that your local CSE would be allocating that $200.00 first towards the child support arrears, so I would do the same for tax purposes.
 
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