How to calculate maintenance
When looking at the online calculator it says to enter your "total taxable income".
Does this mean everything that I earn?
Or do I enter my taxable pay?
There's a considerable difference in my total earnings and my taxable earnings.
Also. You enter how many nights you have the child. Is that literally all they calculate? I have my son 2 nights but 5 days a week. Surely having them during the day costs more as my ex only has him while he's sleeping.
child maintenance is worked out on your annual gross income (before tax is deducted). e.g. if you have a permanent job with salary of 30k, that is amount you put into calculator. If your self-employed, then its your annual income (after expenses deducted).
unfortunately only overnight stays are taken into account for reduced maintenance payments. more info here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-we-work-out-child-maintenance/how-we-work-out-child-maintenance
@bill337 Thank you for your response and the info 👍
One more question if you're able to assist.
On the online calculator where it asked how many nights you have your child.
I have my son guaranteed 2 nights a week along with all holiday I book (provided my ex let's me have him).
Do you know whether I should be putting 1-2 nights or 2-3 nights?
Technically I have him between 104-155 days (2-3 nights).