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What do cms base their calculation on? Historic income or basic income?

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I reduced my hours at work in January of this year. Took a 16.6% pay cut. I have my child 3 nights a week, I provide everything for her at my house. Uniform,clothes etc I’m paying way above what I believe I should now be paying. And things look like they are gonna go through cms. I’ve read that how they determine what your Salary is by going off last year tax year through Hmrc. Obviously last year I earns more then what I do now. So is this true? Or can you tell them your salary and also prove with wage slips and they go with this? And historic tax year is just last resort incase you don’t give any other details? Thanks 

Topic starter Posted : 19/09/2022 9:09 pm
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Hi, yes they like to go off your most recent tax year info from HMRC. But if your present day income is 25% less then they will reduce the maintenance 

Posted : 20/09/2022 10:23 am

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