The situation. Chuck and Mary are in the process of divorce but for various reasons, the divorce won’t be final until mid-2008. As such, although they are separated, they are considered to have married status for tax purposes for the year 2007.
Chuck and Mary have agreed to file their taxes separately in 2007 (married filing separate.) Chuck has agreed to pay Mary $2000 a month in spousal support.
If C and M were divorced this year, C would be able to write off the spousal support and M would have to pay taxes on it. Is this still the case if they are married filing separately? Would he give her a 1099?