Self empoyed income used on schedule a

When calculating Child support for someone who is self employed I’m trying to figure what is allowed for a schedule A

Are they allowed to subtract there health care expenses and FICA taxes that they pay yearly to lower there gross income to increase there child support needs.

These expenses occurred do to being self employed.

Please dvise

No, I would argue that this is impermissible. The guidelines define gross income as:

“(1) Gross Income. “Income” means a parent’s actual gross income from any source, including but not limited to income from employment or self-employment (salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, dividends, severance pay, etc.), ownership or operation of a business, partnership, or corporation, rental of property, retirement or pensions, interest, trusts, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, workers compensation benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, disability pay and insurance benefits, gifts, prizes and alimony or maintenance received from persons other than the parties to the instant action.”

If you deduct taxes from gross income, it is essentially not gross income. Nothing should be subtracted from a parent’s gross income.