26 CFR § 1.61-10 - Alimony and separate maintenance payments; annuities; income from life insurance and endowment contracts.
(a) In general. Alimony and separate maintenance payments, annuities, and income from life insurance and endowment contracts in general constitute gross income, unless excluded by law. Annuities paid by religious, charitable, and educational corporations are generally taxable to the same extent as other annuities. An annuity charged upon devised land is taxable to the donee-annuitant to the extent that it becomes payable out of the rents or other income of the land, whether or not it is a charge upon the income of the land.
(b) Cross references. For the detailed rules relating to -
(1) Alimony and separate maintenance payments, see section 71 and the regulations thereunder;