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This NY Child Support Calculator is designed to give accurate results for parents that earn W-2 Wages, Self-Employment income, other income, and maintenance income from the other party, less deductions for FICA, SECA, Local Taxes, and Maintenance Paid to Other Party.
This calculator DOES make adjustments for combined incomes exceeding $143,000.00, capping support at that level (2016).
*The "Custodial Parent" of a child, is the parent that has the child for a majority of the overnights during the year. It is not based on legal custody or decision-making power. If the parents have an equal number of overnights, the party with the lower income is deemed to be the "custodial parent" see Leonard v Leonard (4th dept),2013 NY Slip Op 04916 [109 AD3d 126], Rubin v Della Salla (1st Dept), 2013 NY Slip Op 02681 [107 AD3d 60].The purpose of this NY Child Support Calculator is for information only. This NY Child Support Calculator is based on statutory guidelines, but the Court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded.
The numbers provided are only estimates and are not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded. Consult an Attorney for more detailed information.
In addition to this basic child support obligation, both parents may be required to pay their pro-rata share of the children's medical insurance coverage, uninsured medical costs, and child care costs (required to enable the custodial parent to work or attend college or vocational training).
The calculations are based on:
2016 FICA = 7.65% - Max Threshold $118,500
2016 SECA = 15.3% of 92.35% of Gross Self-Employment Income - Max Threshold $118,500
2016 Self-Support Reserve = 135% of $11,880.00 (2016 HHS Poverty Level Figure for Single Person Family).
The Source for the FICA Information is here.
The Child Support Percentages Are:
One Child = 17%
Two Children = 25%
Three Children = 29%
Four Children = 31%
Five or More = 35%