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Reporting alimony paid or received in ProConnect Tax

SOLVEDby Intuit1Updated March 04, 2024

Alimony paid and received statements have been added to ProConnect Tax for tax year 2019 and later. These statements will generate when multiple dates are entered. In addition, new input codes have been introduced. This article will assist you with entering alimony received or paid in the Individual return.

Follow these steps to enter alimony received:

  1. Go to Input Return Income SS Benefits, Alimony Miscellaneous Inc.  ** 
  2. Scroll down to the Alimony and Other Income section.
  3. Enter the following information in the Alimony received (Click on button to expand) ** field.
    • Alimony received
    • Date of agreement
      • The agreement date can't be after 12/31 of the prior tax year. For example, in 2020 the date can't be after 12/31/2019.
 

The Alimony received will print on Schedule 1, line 2a and the Date of agreement will print on Schedule 1, line 2b. When multiple dates are entered, the date for the highest alimony received will display on Schedule 1, line 2b, and the program will produce a statement that shows the dates of all other agreements aside from the one displayed on line 2b.  

The following diagnostic will generate when a date has been entered with no corresponding amount:

Schedule 1: Each Alimony received entry must have a divorce or separation agreement date present. (ref. #53016)

To resolve this diagnostic, review entries for the Alimony received (Click on button to expand) field to make sure that each Alimony received entry corresponds with a Date of agreement.

Follow these steps to enter alimony paid:

  1. Go to Input Return Deductions Adjustments to Income.
  2. Select the Less Common Scenarios tab.
  3. Scroll down to the Alimony Paid section.
  4. Enter the following information in the Alimony Paid (Click on button to expand) field:
    • Recipient's first name 
    • Recipient's last name
    • Recipient's SSN 
    • Amount paid 
    • Date of agreement
 

When only one date is present, the Alimony paid, Recipient's SSN and Date of agreement will print on Schedule 1, lines 18a, b and c. When multiple dates are present, line 18a will display the total, all other fields will remain blank, and a statement will be produced providing these details.  

The following diagnostic will generate when an amount has been entered with no corresponding date:

Schedule 1: Each Alimony paid entry must have a divorce or separation agreement date present for e-file purposes. (ref. #52989)

To resolve this diagnostic, review the entries for Alimony Paid (Click on button to expand) and make sure that each Amount paid corresponds with a Date of agreement.

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