How Much and How Long How much spousal support, and for how long? Q. For how long is spousal support payable? Q. Am I required to include the spousal support payments I receive in my income for tax purposes? Q. Am I entitled to deduct the spousal support payments I make from my income for tax purposes? Q. What if I have already reached an agreement with my partner about how much support will be paid? Q. I only need to calculate how much support should be paid for a limited period – eg. until we go to court, or until a more permanent arrangement can be made. Will this calculator still work for me? Q. Can spousal support be paid in one large sum to help a spouse get back on his or her feet after a relationship ends?