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Taxes blues - Colette Cote

Every year at this time people are getting ready to file their income taxes. If you are like me, (you are) tired of having to repay every year.

Every year at this time people are getting ready to file their income taxes. If you are like me, (you are) tired of having to repay every year. I'm on a disability pension, and if it weren't for the spousal support receive each month, I would not be able to afford much of anything.

Spousal support is something that is owed to a person. After being married for 25 years, I am not ashamed to collect this money. However, I do not like the fact our government forces the recipient to declare this money as income, and the payer is able to claim it as an expense. In the past, the government has made a decision not to tax child support. Why can't our government do the same for spousal support. I'm sure many of you out there are in a similar situation as I am and would agree it would only be fair that this type of income should not be taxed at all. It's about time we start voicing our opinions more and make sure we are heard.

Colette Cote
Chelmsford




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