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Child Support, Alimony and Dependency Exemption Tax Calculator

developed by Sheila May, CPA
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Amounts are annual. 2015 Federal tax rates and exemption amounts are reflected. This is the information that you’ll use to prepare your 2015 tax returns in 2016.

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Names of Payor and Recipient
02
Enter filing Status
x Use "Single" or "Head of Household" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Unmarried,
  • Legally separated from their spouse under a separate maintenance decree, or
  • Divorce - absolute.
Use "Married Filing Separately" or "Married Filing Jointly" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Married and living together as husband and wife,
  • Living together in a common law marriage recognized in the state where you now live or in the state where the common law marriage began, or
  • Married and living apart, but not legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, or Separated under an interlocutory (not final) decree of divorce.

In some cases, head of household may be used as a filing status even though a taxpayer is married. Please see a tax professional for advice

  • Enter "1" if filing single
  • Enter "2" if filing married filing jointly, "2" must be entered for both spouses
  • Enter "3" if filing married filing separately, "3" must be entered for both spouses
  • Enter "4" if filing head of household, only one spouse can claim
03
Income
x Income includes line 7 - 21 from Form 1040 except line 11, alimony received. Income includes:
  • Wages, salaries, tips
  • Taxable interest, dividends and tax refunds
  • Self employment income
  • Capital gains
  • Taxable distributions from IRA's, pensions and annuities
  • Income from real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations and trusts
  • Farm income
  • Unemployment
  • Social security benefits
04
Alimony Paid
05
Child Support Paid
Adjusted Gross Income
06
Calculate Deduction
x Calculate deduction
  • A taxpayer can take a standard deduction or itemize deductions.
  • If one spouse choses standard or to itemize deductions, the other spouse must do the same.
  • Generally a taxpayer should Itemize deductions if doing so results in a higher deduction than a standard deduction.
  • a Standard Deduction
    x The standard deduction for 2015 tax returns are:
    • $6,300 for individual taxpayers
    • $12,600 for married taxpayers filing jointly
    • $6,300 for married taxpayers filing separate
    • $9,250 for head of household
  • b Itemized Deduction
    x Items included in itemized deduction include:
    • Medical expenses
    • State and local taxes paid
    • Home mortgage interest
    • Gifts to charity
07
Enter number of dependency exemptions, 1 for self
x
  • Exemptions reduce your taxable income.
  • You can deduct $4,000 for each exemption you claim in 2015.
Dependency Exemption Amount
Taxable Income
Tax
Spendable Income
Total Spendable Income
OPTION 1
PAYOR
Names of Payor and Recipient
X

Amounts are shown separately. The tax return would combine amounts as appropriate for Married Filing Jointly.

Enter filing Status
x Use "Single" or "Head of Household" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Unmarried,
  • Legally separated from their spouse under a separate maintenance decree, or
  • Divorce - absolute.
Use "Married Filing Separately" or "Married Filing Jointly" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Married and living together as husband and wife,
  • Living together in a common law marriage recognized in the state where you now live or in the state where the common law marriage began, or
  • Married and living apart, but not legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, or Separated under an interlocutory (not final) decree of divorce.

In some cases, head of household may be used as a filing status even though a taxpayer is married. Please see a tax professional for advice

  • Enter "1" if filing Single
  • Enter "2" if filing Married filing Jointly, "2" must be Entered for both spouses
  • Enter "3" if filing Married filing Separately, 3 must be Entered for both spouses
  • Enter "4" if filing Head of Household, Only One Spouse Can Claim
Income
x Income includes line 7 - 21 from Form 1040 except line 11, alimony received. Income includes:
  • Wages, salaries, tips
  • Taxable interest, dividends and tax refunds
  • Self employment income
  • Capital gains
  • Taxable distributions from IRA's, pensions and annuities
  • Income from real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations and trusts
  • Farm income
  • Unemployment
  • Social security benefits
$
Alimony Paid $
Child Support Paid $
Adjusted Gross Income $000.00
Calculate Deduction
x Calculate deduction
  • A taxpayer can take a standard deduction or itemize deductions.
  • If one spouse choses standard or to itemize deductions, the other spouse must do the same.
  • Generally a taxpayer should Itemize deductions if doing so results in a higher deduction than a standard deduction.
  • Standard Deduction
    x The standard deduction for 2015 tax returns are:
    • $6,300 for individual taxpayers
    • $12,600 for married taxpayers filing jointly
    • $6,300 for married taxpayers filing separate
    • $9,250 for head of household
    $000.00
  • Itemized Deduction
    x Items included in itemized deduction include:
    • Medical expenses
    • State and local taxes paid
    • Home mortgage interest
    • Gifts to charity
    $
Enter number of dependency exemptions, 1 for self
x
  • Exemptions reduce your taxable income.
  • You can deduct $4,000 for each exemption you claim in 2015.
Dependency Exemption Amount $000.00
Taxable Income $000.00
Tax $000.00
Spendable Income $000.00
RECIPIENT
Names of Payor and Recipient
X

Amounts are shown separately. The tax return would combine amounts as appropriate for Married Filing Jointly.

Enter filing Status
x Use "Single" or "Head of Household" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Unmarried,
  • Legally separated from their spouse under a separate maintenance decree, or
  • Divorce - absolute.
Use "Married Filing Separately" or "Married Filing Jointly" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Married and living together as husband and wife,
  • Living together in a common law marriage recognized in the state where you now live or in the state where the common law marriage began, or
  • Married and living apart, but not legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, or Separated under an interlocutory (not final) decree of divorce.

In some cases, head of household may be used as a filing status even though a taxpayer is married. Please see a tax professional for advice

  • Enter "1" if filing Single
  • Enter "2" if filing Married filing Jointly, "2" must be Entered for both spouses
  • Enter "3" if filing Married filing Separately, 3 must be Entered for both spouses
  • Enter "4" if filing Head of Household, Only One Spouse Can Claim
Income
x Income includes line 7 - 21 from Form 1040 except line 11, alimony received. Income includes:
  • Wages, salaries, tips
  • Taxable interest, dividends and tax refunds
  • Self employment income
  • Capital gains
  • Taxable distributions from IRA's, pensions and annuities
  • Income from real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations and trusts
  • Farm income
  • Unemployment
  • Social security benefits
$
Alimony Paid $000.00
Child Support Paid $000.00
Adjusted Gross Income $000.00
Calculate Deduction
x Calculate deduction
  • A taxpayer can take a standard deduction or itemize deductions.
  • If one spouse choses standard or to itemize deductions, the other spouse must do the same.
  • Generally a taxpayer should Itemize deductions if doing so results in a higher deduction than a standard deduction.
  • Standard Deduction
    x The standard deduction for 2015 tax returns are:
    • $6,300 for individual taxpayers
    • $12,600 for married taxpayers filing jointly
    • $6,300 for married taxpayers filing separate
    • $9,250 for head of household
    $000.00
  • Itemized Deduction
    x Items included in itemized deduction include:
    • Medical expenses
    • State and local taxes paid
    • Home mortgage interest
    • Gifts to charity
    $
Enter number of dependency exemptions, 1 for self
x
  • Exemptions reduce your taxable income.
  • You can deduct $4,000 for each exemption you claim in 2015.
Dependency Exemption Amount $000.00
Taxable Income $000.00
Tax $000.00
Spendable Income $000.00
Total Spendable Income $000.00
OPTION 2
PAYOR
Names of Payor and Recipient
X

Amounts are shown separately. The tax return would combine amounts as appropriate for Married Filing Jointly.

Enter filing Status
x Use "Single" or "Head of Household" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Unmarried,
  • Legally separated from their spouse under a separate maintenance decree, or
  • Divorce - absolute.
Use "Married Filing Separately" or "Married Filing Jointly" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Married and living together as husband and wife,
  • Living together in a common law marriage recognized in the state where you now live or in the state where the common law marriage began, or
  • Married and living apart, but not legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, or Separated under an interlocutory (not final) decree of divorce.

In some cases, head of household may be used as a filing status even though a taxpayer is married. Please see a tax professional for advice

  • Enter "1" if filing single
  • Enter "2" if filing married filing jointly, '2' must be entered for both spouses
  • Enter "3" if filing married filing separately, '3' must be entered for both spouses
  • Enter "4" if filing Head of Household, Only One Spouse Can Claim
Income
x Income includes line 7 - 21 from Form 1040 except line 11, alimony received. Income includes:
  • Wages, salaries, tips
  • Taxable interest, dividends and tax refunds
  • Self employment income
  • Capital gains
  • Taxable distributions from IRA's, pensions and annuities
  • Income from real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations and trusts
  • Farm income
  • Unemployment
  • Social security benefits
$
Alimony Paid $
Child Support Paid $
Adjusted Gross Income $000.00
Calculate Deduction
x Calculate deduction
  • A taxpayer can take a standard deduction or itemize deductions.
  • If one spouse choses standard or to itemize deductions, the other spouse must do the same.
  • Generally a taxpayer should Itemize deductions if doing so results in a higher deduction than a standard deduction.
  • Standard Deduction
    x The standard deduction for 2015 tax returns are:
    • $6,300 for individual taxpayers
    • $12,600 for married taxpayers filing jointly
    • $6,300 for married taxpayers filing separate
    • $9,250 for head of household
    $000.00
  • Itemized Deduction
    x Items included in itemized deduction include:
    • Medical expenses
    • State and local taxes paid
    • Home mortgage interest
    • Gifts to charity
    $
Enter number of dependency exemptions, 1 for self
x
  • Exemptions reduce your taxable income.
  • You can deduct $4,000 for each exemption you claim in 2015.
Dependency Exemption Amount $000.00
Taxable Income $000.00
Tax $000.00
Spendable Income $000.00
RECIPIENT
Names of Payor and Recipient
X

Amounts are shown separately. The tax return would combine amounts as appropriate for Married Filing Jointly.

Enter filing Status
x Use "Single" or "Head of Household" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Unmarried,
  • Legally separated from their spouse under a separate maintenance decree, or
  • Divorce - absolute.
Use "Married Filing Separately" or "Married Filing Jointly" if, on December 31st, the taxpayer is:
  • Married and living together as husband and wife,
  • Living together in a common law marriage recognized in the state where you now live or in the state where the common law marriage began, or
  • Married and living apart, but not legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, or Separated under an interlocutory (not final) decree of divorce.

In some cases, head of household may be used as a filing status even though a taxpayer is married. Please see a tax professional for advice

  • Enter "1" if filing single
  • Enter "2" if filing Married filing Jointly, "2" must be Entered for both spouses
  • Enter "3" if filing Married filing Separately, 3 must be Entered for both spouses
  • Enter "4" if filing Head of Household, Only One Spouse Can Claim
Income
x Income includes line 7 - 21 from Form 1040 except line 11, alimony received. Income includes:
  • Wages, salaries, tips
  • Taxable interest, dividends and tax refunds
  • Self employment income
  • Capital gains
  • Taxable distributions from IRA's, pensions and annuities
  • Income from real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporations and trusts
  • Farm income
  • Unemployment
  • Social security benefits
$
Alimony Paid $000.00
Child Support Paid $000.00
Adjusted Gross Income $000.00
Calculate Deduction
x Calculate deduction
  • A taxpayer can take a standard deduction or itemize deductions.
  • If one spouse choses standard or to itemize deductions, the other spouse must do the same.
  • Generally a taxpayer should Itemize deductions if doing so results in a higher deduction than a standard deduction.
  • Standard Deduction
    x The standard deduction for 2015 tax returns are:
    • $6,300 for individual taxpayers
    • $12,600 for married taxpayers filing jointly
    • $6,300 for married taxpayers filing separate
    • $9,250 for head of household
    $000.00
  • Itemized Deduction
    x Items included in itemized deduction include:
    • Medical expenses
    • State and local taxes paid
    • Home mortgage interest
    • Gifts to charity
    $
Enter number of dependency exemptions, 1 for self
x
  • Exemptions reduce your taxable income.
  • You can deduct $4,000 for each exemption you claim in 2015.
Dependency Exemption Amount $000.00
Taxable Income $000.00
Tax $000.00
Spendable Income $000.00
Total Spendable Income $000.00