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When applying for the Canadian Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) Canadian Federal Income Tax Law is unfair to divorced or separated individuals with children who remarry or live common-law.
When calculating the CCTB Canadian Federal Income Tax guidelines use the new spouse's income in the calculation of family net income therefore implying that they are financially responsible for the child.
According to Canadian Child Support Guidelines the new spouse's income has no affect on the calculations because they are not legally or financially responsible for the child.
Canadian Child Support Guidelines state "The only time a new spouse's income is considered is when either parent pleads undue hardship."
Income Tax Guidelines state "Family net income is one of the factors used in the calculation of your Canadian Child Tax Benefit entitlement. Family net income is your net income at Line 236 of the tax return. If you have a spouse or common-law partner, their net income from their tax return is added to your net income to determine your family net income."
In Florida under the current laws they can take/make you pay up to 55% of your income in child support. Though I believe that parents should support their children I also believe that the support payer should be allowed to keep enough money to live.
The Court system doesn't care if you have children living with you or not or if you have a new family there is no consideration of these issues.
The paying parent must pay this amount plus pay for the costs of Insurance, Daycare and what ever else the Courts add on.
This is not an attempt to allow parents to not pay support, but an attempt to get the laws changed to a more fair percentage of 20 to 30% of net income.