Georgia Adopts New Child Support Worksheet
Recently, the Georgia Child Support Commission announced that two new versions of Georgia’s child support calculator, better known as the child support worksheet, are now available for use. The two versions of the worksheet that have recently been updated are the “Downloadable Electronic Worksheet (Standard)” and the “Downloadable Electronic Worksheet with Data Entry Form.” These versions of the child support worksheet are now ready for download and use, and may be accessed by visiting the Child Support Commission website.
According to O.C.G.A. § 19-6-53(a)(3)(B)(iv), the Georgia Child Support Commission has the responsibility to annually adjust the formulas that are used to calculate self-employment, Social Security, or FICA taxes in order to account for any changes that occur in the federal tax laws. The recent update made to the child support calculator, specifically to Schedule B of the child support worksheet, is in response to recent changes to tax laws. Additionally, a Mac informational button was added to the child support website. This allows Mac users to now quickly obtain information necessary to run the child support calculator, which is an Excel spreadsheet, using a Mac. Contact your Georgia divorce attorney for more information concerning how this update to Georgia’s child support calculator may affect your divorce or child support matter.
By A. Latrese Martin, Associate Attorney, Meriwether & Tharp, LLC