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Getting a divorce? The new tax bill will complicate splitting up, especially for women

The new tax law makes alimony non-tax-deductible for the payer and non-taxable for the recipient, for divorces finalized after Dec. 31, 2018, thereby eliminating the existing tax incentive for bigger support payments. The existing deduction can save up to about 50 percent in taxes for top earners in high-tax states, such as New York and California....


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