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Child support and federal income tax returns

As Texas residents consider gathering information for their tax returns, those with child support income or obligations may wonder about how this issue affects their taxes, especially if this is the first tax year for which child support has been a part of their lives. This is actually a simple issue as child support does not afford a paying parent a deduction, and there is not an obligation to report child support that has been received.

Single parents and child support in Texas

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it can cost nearly $250,000 to raise a child from birth to adulthood. In 2014, 22.1 million children under age 21 were living in households with only one parent. Of those single parents, 82.5 percent of them were mothers. While many parents rely on a combination of cash and noncash assistance, less than half actually received any sort of support.

Woman seeking $600,000 yearly in child support from Tomlinson

Texas One Direction fans may be aware that Louis Tomlinson and the mother of his newborn son are reportedly working out their living circumstances. Sources have stated that the parents, who are not a couple, have already negotiated where the mother and child will live. The next step is to decide how much child support Tomlinson will pay.

Texas fathers and child support

Some single fathers in Texas are the primary caregiver for their child and may wonder if they should request that the child's mother pay them child support. In situations in which a mother earns more than the father, fathers should be able to seek child support just like similarly-situated mothers.

NFL player pays child support to 7 moms

Football fans in Texas might be interested to learn about New York Jets player Antonio Cromartie's child support issues. A report by the New York Post has revealed how the NFL player racked up a $500,000 back child support debt. According to the report, Cromartie is the father of 10 children and has twins on the way.

Sherri Shepherd goes to great lengths to avoid child support

In their divorce, Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally are fighting over child support, but Shepherd says the child is not hers. As most Texas spouses know, the parent without custody generally pays child support. These cases are often hard on everyone involved, but they become especially difficult when the parent who is expected to pay child support does not claim the child.

Mother of NBA star's children wants child support doubled

Basketball fans in Texas may be interested to learn that L.A. Clippers star Lance Stephenson has been asked to make higher child support payments for two of his children. Though Stephenson already pays $6,000 per month to the mother of his 4-year-old and 1-year-old children, the mother has petitioned the court for an increase in the child support payments to $12,000 per month.

Unpaid child support relief in Texas

The amount of unpaid child support in the United States is over $110 billion, and many states have all but given up attempting to collect it. Although some believe this is because there are deadbeat parents that refuse to live up to their obligations, in many cases, these parents are willing but unable to do so.

Black Ink Crew star in trouble for child support evasion

Texas residents who are fans of the VH1 reality show 'Black Ink Crew" may be interested to learn that Ceaser Emanuel, who stars on the show, was taken into police custody for child support delinquencies. A report from TMZ claims that Emanuel was finishing work on a client's tattoo when police officers placed him in handcuffs and led him out the door of his tattoo shop for nonpayment of child support.