New York State Child Support Calculation
Child Support in New York State is calculated pursuant to the Child Support Standards Act. This is a statute that was originally passed in 1989 that has had many modifications ever since. The underlying impedes behind that statute dictates from the Federal Government. Child Support in New York is based upon a percentage of income. There is a custodial parent and a non-custodial parent in every case in New York State. The non-custodial parent pays a percentage of their income, as Child Support, to the custodial parent. The percentage depends upon the number of children. One child is 17 percent, two children is 25 percent, and three children is 29 percent. Child Support is based on gross income, minus Social Security and Medicare taxes. Your Federal and State Income Tax are not deducted from income before Child Support is calculated.