Print out all the proof of electronic payments to spouse,
Then tally up the amounts and make sure it matches the amount you put in your taxes as a deduction.
Then look at the court order again match it to the order amount.
Then look at the dates the money was transferred for the ones in early Jan and late Dec.
Not sure if you have a problem here, some items for IRS is by date the payment was made, some items for IRS can be attributed to a Tax Year. I am not sure which is which for alimony, please do your part and read the rule and educate us.
you can call the IRS
, they will tell you.
Why audited: I think because your alimony deduction does not match nj's alimony income amount.
If you are correct, then provide copies of proof and create a worksheet for the IRS to explain why you are correct.
If you made a mistake just file an amended return
“A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband, while a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.”