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Child support - nights per year calculator

About this calculator

This calculator helps you work out the total number of nights in a 12-month period you have a child (or children) in your care. From 1 April 2015, the child support formula recognises a parent's ongoing daily care of their child (or children) when care is 28% or more of the time. Parents and non-parent carers, eg, grandparents, can receive child support when they provide ongoing daily care for a child (or children) for at least 35% of the time. This calculator helps you work out the total number of nights in a 12-month period you have a child (or children) in your care. The results are based on the information you've provided and don't guarantee recognised care will be accepted.

Use of this tool does not result in data being submitted to us.

When to use this calculator

Use this calculator to help work out your care percentage. You can include up to three carers in a calculation.

If the care arrangements are different for each child you'll need to do separate calculations.

What you will need
  • The nights that you have your children in your care.
  • The nights that any other carers have your children in their care.

 

After you finish

If you don't have enough nights of care, but have additional daytime care, you may still qualify to have your care recognised under the new rules.

 

No information you provide while using the calculator is recorded, saved or in any way referenced by Inland Revenue. The calculator is stored on a secure part of our website to prevent unauthorised interception. If you are unable to access the calculator, you may need to update your browser and/or firewall settings.