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.
FICA, and SECA, are calculated automatically and caps the social security portion of withholding at
the maximum threshold, but not medicare withholding.
This calculator DOES make adjustments for combined incomes exceeding the
combined income cap. If the combined parental income less deductions, is greater than or equal to
the cap, the non-custodial parent pays support equal to: The combined parental child support times
the non-custodial parent's percentage of combined parental income (This percentage is the same as the portion
payable for daycare and uninsured medical), unless the self support reserve effects the non-custodial
parents child support payment.
*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 the NY Child Support Standards Chart:
2018 Combined Income Cap - $148,000 (cap is adjusted every two years).
2018 Self-Support Reserve = 135% of $12,140 (HHS Poverty Level Figure for Single Person Family).
2018 FICA = 7.65% for Wage Earners up to Maximum Threshold $128,400.
2018 FICA for Wage Earners above the Maximum Income Threshold is 6.2% of $128,400 (Social
Security Portion), plus 1.45% of Total Gross Income from Wages (Medicare amount).
2018 Self-Employment FICA (SECA) = 15.3% of 92.35% of Gross Self-Employment Income up to Maximum Threshold $128,400.
2018 Self-Employment FICA (SECA) above the Maximum Income Threshold is 12.4% (Social Security amount)
of 92.35% of Gross Annual Self-Employment Income up to $128,400, plus 2.9% (Medicare amount) of 92.35% of
Gross Annual Self-Employment Income.
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%