New fact sheet - 2017 Update to the Federal Child Support Tables

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This Fact Sheet is produced by the Department of Justice Canada, and provides general information about the 2017 update to the Federal Child Support Tables (Federal Tables).

What are the Federal Tables?

The Federal Tables are part of the Federal Child Support Guidelines (regulations under the Divorce Act).

The Federal Tables are based on a mathematical formula that takes into account income as well as federal/provincial/territorial tax rules to produce child support amounts reflecting ability to pay. A software program that uses this formula generates basic monthly child support amounts for families of one to six or more children, for income levels in $1,000 increments (up to $150,000) for each province and territory. There is a separate set of tables for each province and territory because of differences in provincial and territorial tax rules. 

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