Tax Issues in California

Tax Issues in a California Divorce

When divorcing couples are discussing spousal support in California, they need to be aware of the tax implications of their divorce. Federal laws enacted by congress and enforced by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are different than laws enforced by the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). Spousal Support and Taxes IRS rules. Under federal law,…

Understanding Hardship Deductions

By Lawrence Markey, Esq. and Ron J. Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA Child support litigation in California has caused the spilling of an ocean of ink and toner, yet to many attorneys, the magic box we call the “guideline” remains as mysterious as ever.  One component that adds to the opacity of the statewide…

What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know about Analyzing and Dissecting Tax Returns

By Ron J.  Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA Family law practitioners need to be familiar with the numerous types of income tax returns that are essential for financial analysis relevant to several issues in dissolution of marriage cases.  These include matters such as child support, spousal support, division of property, tracing, and Family Code…