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GOP Income ProposalYour maintenance payments to your ex-spouse will no longer be income tax deductible to you if the Senate passes the pending GOP Income Tax Proposal.

Historically, upon divorce the one spouse usually the husband pays alimony (maintenance) to an ex-spouse. Those alimony payments would be income tax deductible to the paying spouse and income taxable to the receiving spouse. That is all about to change.

Under the Republican Tax Plan the maintenance deduction would be eliminated for alimony (maintenance) payments.

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spousal support, maintenance, Illinois divorce lawyer, Hinsdale family law attorney, On August 15, Governor Quinn signed into law new alimony rules that will drastically change how support is determined in divorce cases in Illinois. The new rules will become effective on January 1, 2015 and all divorce cases filed after that date will be subject to the new laws.

Current Alimony Determination

Under the current alimony rules, the judge overseeing the pending divorce must first make a determination of whether one spouse is entitled to alimony using a set of factors found in section 504(a) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. These factors include:

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