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In January 2016, clients (husband & wife) filed for divorce and were legally separated. During 2016, husband paid wife $102,000 in alimony. In December 2016, they reconciled and dismissed the divorce before it was finalized.
My questions is: can the husband deduct the $102,000 in alimony if they file Married Filing Separately (and the wife includes the $102,000 of alimony in income) in 2016?
(On a side note, because I know it sounds weird that the husband would want to file separately – husband subsequently regretted having dismissed the divorce, and he filed for divorce again in January 2017.)