Do I pay taxes on child support? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Online Tax Assistance January 01, 2024 21:19 Updated Follow For federal income tax purposes, child support is tax-free to the recipient and not deductible by the payer. Related articles Are alimony payments taxable? What is the difference between "ordinary dividends" and "qualified dividends"? My Form 1099 dividend statements were marked by the companies as both. I received an academic scholarship. Is this taxable? What services does Tax-Aide provide? How does selling your home for a profit affect the income you report and your tax liability? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.