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DuPage County spousal support attorneyThere are a multitude of things to think about when you are getting a divorce -- where the kids will live, which one of you will remain in the family home and how you will transition to single life. If you are like most people, taxes are not very high on your list of priorities. Even so, a divorce can have a big impact on your taxes -- especially in this coming new year. In January 2019, the new tax laws will finally be put into full effect and will mean some big changes for the way divorced couples handle their taxes.

Newly-Divorced Couples Will See an Impact on Their Taxes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed in December 2017, will go into full effect in 2019. The new tax code will affect about half of all Americans. In the context of divorce, the new law will affect the taxes of those who pay and receive spousal support

This new law will be the first change in 77 years to taxes affecting spousal support. Couples who finalized their divorce before December 31, 2018 will follow the current rules on who pays taxes on spousal support. Couples whose divorces are finalized on or after January 1, 2019 will follow the new set of rules on paying taxes on spousal support.

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Illinois divorce attorney, marital estate, Illinois family lawyer,If you are currently separated and considering divorce in Illinois, questions on how this decision may affect your federal income tax return may cross your mind.

As per Kiplinger’s, a Washington, D.C. based publisher of forecasts covering business to personal finance, there are several options available for newly separated Illinois couples beginning the dissolution of marriage process.

To ensure fairness and accuracy of a final joint return, Kiplinger’s offers the following tax planning tips to avoid emotional and financial turmoil.

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