Current as of January 01, 2020  Updated by FindLaw Staff
(A) The director of the department of job and family services shall create, by rule adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, a basic child support schedule based on the parents' combined annual income and a selfsufficiency reserve that shall be used by all courts and child support enforcement agencies when calculating the amount of child support to be paid pursuant to a child support order, unless the combined annual income of the parents is less than the minimum guideline income listed on the schedule or more than the maximum guideline income listed on the schedule.
(B)(1) The basic child support schedule created under division (A) of this section shall consist of a table containing a guideline income column followed by six columns for the total number of children subject to the order. The table shall begin at a guideline income of $8,400 and increase at $600 increments through a guideline income of $300,000. The child support obligation amount shall be contained at each intersection of the guideline income row with the column containing the number of children subject to the order. The department shall derive the child support obligation amounts by multiplying the guideline income amount at $600 increments by the basic obligation percentages listed for each income range, for each child, as indicated below:
(a) For one child: 



GUIDELINE INCOME 
BASIC OBLIGATION 


$11,510.40 or less 
19.193% of the amount of income 


More than $11,510.40, but 
Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 
not more than $39,044.16 
19.193% plus 16.047% of the amount of 
income in excess of $11,510.40 



More than $39,044.16 but 
Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 
not more than $49,984.92 
16.974% plus 14.788% of the amount of 
income in excess of $39,044.16 



More than $49,984.92 but 
Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 
not more than $58,239.48 
16.496% plus 11.039% of the amount of 
income in excess of $49,984.92 



More than $58,239.48 but 
Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 
not more than $66,433.56 
15.722% plus 7.167% of the amount of 
income in excess of $58,239.48 



More than $66,433.56 but 
Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 
not more than $78,814.80 
14.667% plus 5.915% of the amount of 
income in excess of $66,433.56 



More than $78,814.80 but 
Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 
not more than $91,196.16 
13.292% plus 8.162% of the amount of 
income in excess of $78,814.80 



More than $91,196.16 but 
Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 
not more than $99,495.72 
12.596% plus 4.377% of the amount of 
income in excess of $91,196.16 



More than $99,495.72 but 
Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 
not more than $108,267.96 
11.910% plus 2.057% of the amount of 
income in excess of $99,495.72 



More than $108,267.96 but 
Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 
not more than $121,158.48 
11.112% plus 7.636% of the amount of 
income in excess of $108,267.96 



More than $121,158.48 but 
Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 
not more than $133,213.56 
10.742% plus 8.458% of the amount of 
income in excess of $121,158.48 



More than $133,213.56 but 
Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 
not more than $145,268.76 
10.535% plus 5.620% of the amount of 
income in excess of $133,213.56 



More than $145,268.76 but 
Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 
not more than $161,342.28 
10.127% plus 6.293% of the amount of 
income in excess of $145,268.76 



More than $161,342.28 but 
Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 
not more than $177,417.24 
9.745% plus 5.562% of the amount of 
income in excess of $161,342.28 



More than $177,417.24 but 
Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 
not more than $193,489.32 
9.366% plus 7.068% of the amount of 
income in excess of $177,417.24 



More than $193,489.32 but 
Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 
not more than $219,296.76 
9.175% plus 2.815% of the amount of 
income in excess of $193,489.32 



More than $219,296.76 but 
Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 
not more than $258,292.92 
8.427% plus 4.394% of the amount of 
income in excess of $219,296.76 



More than $258,292.92 but 
Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 
not more than $336,467.04 
7.818% plus 3.761% of the amount of 
income in excess of $258,292.92 



(b) For two children: 

GUIDELINE INCOME 
BASIC OBLIGATION 


$11,510.40 or less 
29.209% of the amount of income 


More than $11,510.40 but not 
Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 
more than $39,044.16 
29.209% plus 24.327% of the amount of 
income in excess of $11,510.40 



More than $39,044.16 but not 
Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 
more than $49,984.92 
25.776% plus 21.938% of the amount of 
income in excess of $39,044.16 



More than $49,984.92 but not 
Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 
more than $58,239.48 
24.928% plus 15.953% of the amount of 
income in excess of $49,984.92 



More than $58,239.48 but not 
Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 
more than $66,433.56 
23.656% plus 9.625% of the amount of 
income in excess of $58,239.48 



More than $66,433.56 but not 
Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 
more than $78,814.80 
21.926% plus 8.545% of the amount of 
income in excess of $66,433.56 



More than $78,814.80 but not 
Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 
more than $91,196.16 
19.824% plus 12.507% of the amount of 
income in excess of $78,814.80 



More than $91,196.16 but not 
Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 
more than $99,495.72 
18.830% plus 5.263% of the amount of 
income in excess of $91,196.16 



More than $99,495.72 but not 
Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 
more than $108,267.96 
17.699% plus 2.955% of the amount of 
income in excess of $99,495.72 



More than $108,267.96 but 
Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 
not more than $121,158.48 
16.504% plus 11.607% of the amount of 
income in excess of $108,267.96 



More than $121,158.48 but 
Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 
not more than $133,213.56 
15.983% plus 12.776% of the amount of 
income in excess of $121,158.48 



More than $133,213.56 but 
Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 
not more than $145,268.76 
15.693% plus 7.608% of the amount of 
income in excess of $133,213.56 



More than $145,268.76 but 
Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 
not more than $161,342.28 
15.022% plus 9.323% of the amount of 
income in excess of $145,268.76 



More than $161,342.28 but 
Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 
not more than $177,417.24 
14.454% plus 9.180% of the amount of 
income in excess of $161,342.28 



More than $177,417.24 but 
Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 
not more than $193,489.32 
13.976% plus 9.536% of the amount of 
income in excess of $177,417.24 



More than $193,489.32 but 
Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 
not more than $219,296.76 
13.607% plus 4.327% of the amount of 
income in excess of $193,489.32 



More than $219,296.76 but 
Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 
not more than $258,292.92 
12.515% plus 5.952% of the amount of 
income in excess of $219,296.76 



More than $258,292.92 but 
Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 
not more than $336,467.04 
11.524% plus 6.081% of the amount of 
income in excess of $258,292.92 



(c) For three children: 

GUIDELINE INCOME 
BASIC OBLIGATION 


$11,510.40 or less 
35.410% of the amount of income 


More than $11,510.40 but 
Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 
not more than $39,044.16 
35.410% plus 29.128% of the amount of 
income in excess of $11,510.40 



More than $39,044.16 but 
Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 
not more than $49,984.92 
30.980% plus 25.763% of the amount of 
income in excess of $39,044.16 



More than $49,984.92 but 
Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 
not more than $58,239.48 
29.838% plus 18.202% of the amount of 
income in excess of $49,984.92 



More than $58,239.48 but 
Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 
not more than $66,433.56 
28.189% plus 10.034% of the amount of 
income in excess of $58,239.48 



More than $66,433.56 but 
Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 
not more than $78,814.80 
25.950% plus 9.747% of the amount of 
income in excess of $66,433.56 



More than $78,814.80 but 
Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 
not more than $91,196.16 
23.404% plus 15.193% of the amount of 
income in excess of $78,814.80 



More than $91,196.16 but 
Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 
not more than $99,495.72 
22.290% plus 4.632% of the amount of 
income in excess of $91,196.16 



More than $99,495.72 but 
Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 
not more than $108,267.96 
20.817% plus 3.351% of the amount of 
income in excess of $99,495.72 



More than $108,267.96 but 
Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 
not more than $121,158.48 
19.401% plus 13.987% of the amount of 
income in excess of $108,267.96 



More than $121,158.48 but 
Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 
not more than $133,213.56 
18.825% plus 15.296% of the amount of 
income in excess of $121,158.48 



More than $133,213.56 but 
Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 
not more than $145,268.76 
18.506% plus 8.018% of the amount of 
income in excess of $133,213.56 



More than $145,268.76 but 
Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 
not more than $161,342.28 
17.636% plus 10.937% of the amount of 
income in excess of $145,268.76 



More than $161,342.28 but 
Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 
not more than $177,417.24 
16.968% plus 11.954% of the amount of 
income in excess of $161,342.28 



More than $177,417.24 but 
Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 
not more than $193,489.32 
16.541% plus 10.010% of the amount of 
income in excess of $177,417.24 



More than $193,489.32 but 
Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 
not more than $219,296.76 
15.974% plus 5.274% of the amount of 
income in excess of $193,489.32 



More than $219,296.76 but 
Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 
not more than $258,292.92 
14.715% plus 6.280% of the amount of 
income in excess of $219,296.76 



More than $258,292.92 but 
Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 
not more than $336,467.04 
13.441% plus 7.776% of the amount of 
income in excess of $258,292.92 



(d) For four children: 

GUIDELINE INCOME 
BASIC OBLIGATION 


$11,510.40 or less 
39.553% of the amount of income 


More than $11,510.40 but 
Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 
not more than $39,044.16 
39.553% plus 32.536% of the amount of 
income in excess of $11,510.40 



More than $39,044.16 but 
Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 
not more than $49,984.92 
34.605% plus 28.778% of the amount of 
income in excess of $39,044.16 



More than $49,984.92 but 
Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 
not more than $58,239.48 
33.329% plus 20.331% of the amount of 
income in excess of $49,984.92 



More than $58,239.48 but 
Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 
not more than $66,433.56 
31.487% plus 11.208% of the amount of 
income in excess of $58,239.48 



More than $66,433.56 but 
Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 
not more than $78,814.80 
28.986% plus 10.887% of the amount of 
income in excess of $66,433.56 



More than $78,814.80 but 
Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 
not more than $91,196.16 
26.143% plus 16.971% of the amount of 
income in excess of $78,814.80 



More than $91,196.16 but 
Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 
not more than $99,495.72 
24.897% plus 5.174% of the amount of 
income in excess of $91,196.16 



More than $99,495.72 but 
Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 
not more than $108,267.96 
23.252% plus 3.743% of the amount of 
income in excess of $99,495.72 



More than $108,267.96 but 
Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 
not more than $121,158.48 
21.671% plus 15.623% of the amount of 
income in excess of $108,267.96 



More than $121,158.48 but 
Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 
not more than $133,213.56 
21.028% plus 17.086% of the amount of 
income in excess of $121,158.48 



More than $133,213.56 but 
Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 
not more than $145,268.76 
20.671% plus 8.957% of the amount of 
income in excess of $133,213.56 



More than $145,268.76 but 
Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 
not more than $161,342.28 
19.699% plus 12.217% of the amount of 
income in excess of $145,268.76 



More than $161,342.28 but 
Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 
not more than $177,417.24 
18.954% plus 13.353% of the amount of 
income in excess of $161,342.28 



More than $177,417.24 but 
Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 
not more than $193,489.32 
18.446% plus 11.181% of the amount of 
income in excess of $177,417.24 



More than $193,489.32 but 
Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 
not more than $219,296.76 
17.843% plus 5.891% of the amount of 
income in excess of $193,489.32 



More than $219,296.76 but 
Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 
not more than $258,292.92 
16.436% plus 7.015% of the amount of 
income in excess of $219,296.76 



More than $258,292.92 but 
Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 
not more than $336,467.04 
15.014% plus 8.686% of the amount of 
income in excess of $258,292.92 



(e) For five children: 

GUIDELINE INCOME 
BASIC OBLIGATION 


$11,510.40 or less 
43.508% of the amount of income 


More than $11,510.40 but 
Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 
not more than $39,044.16 
43.508% plus 35.790% of the amount of 
income in excess of $11,510.40 



More than $39,044.16 but 
Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 
not more than $49,984.92 
38.065% plus 31.656% of the amount of 
income in excess of $39,044.16 



More than $49,984.92 but 
Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 
not more than $58,239.48 
36.662% plus 22.365% of the amount of 
income in excess of $49,984.92 



More than $58,239.48 but 
Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 
not more than $66,433.56 
34.636% plus 12.329% of the amount of 
income in excess of $58,239.48 



More than $66,433.56 but 
Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 
not more than $78,814.80 
31.884% plus 11.976% of the amount of 
income in excess of $66,433.56 



More than $78,814.80 but 
Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 
not more than $91,196.16 
28.757% plus 18.668% of the amount of 
income in excess of $78,814.80 



More than $91,196.16 but 
Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 
not more than $99,495.72 
27.387% plus 5.692% of the amount of 
income in excess of $91,196.16 



More than $99,495.72 but 
Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 
not more than $108,267.96 
25.577% plus 4.117% of the amount of 
income in excess of $99,495.72 



More than $108,267.96 but 
Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 
not more than $121,158.48 
23.839% plus 17.186% of the amount of 
income in excess of $108,267.96 



More than $121,158.48 but 
Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 
not more than $133,213.56 
23.131% plus 18.794% of the amount of 
income in excess of $121,158.48 



More than $133,213.56 but 
Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 
not more than $145,268.76 
22.738% plus 9.852% of the amount 
income in excess of $133,213.56 



More than $145,268.76 but 
Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 
not more than $161,342.28 
21.669% plus 13.438% of the amount of 
income in excess of $145,268.76 



More than $161,342.28 but 
Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 
not more than $177,417.24 
20.849% plus 14.688% of the amount of 
income in excess of $161,342.28 



More than $177,417.24 but 
Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 
not more than $193,489.32 
20.291% plus 12.299% of the amount of 
income in excess of $177,417.24 



More than $193,489.32 but 
Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 
not more than $219,296.76 
19.627% plus 6.480% of the amount of 
income in excess of $193,489.32 



More than $219,296.76 but 
Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 
not more than $258,292.92 
18.080% plus 7.716% of the amount of 
income in excess of $219,296.76 



More than $258,292.92 but 
Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 
not more than $336,467.04 
16.515% plus 9.555% of the amount of 
income in excess of $258,292.92 



(f) For six children: 

GUIDELINE INCOME 
BASIC OBLIGATION 


$11,510.40 or less 
47.293% of the amount of income 


More than $11,510.40 but 
Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 
not more than $39,044.16 
47.293% plus 38.904% of the amount of 
income in excess of $11,510.40 



More than $39,044.16 but 
Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 
not more than $49,984.92 
41.377% plus 34.410% of the amount of 
income in excess of $39,044.16 



More than $49,984.92 but 
Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 
not more than $58,239.48 
39.852% plus 24.310% of the amount of 
income in excess of $49,984.92 



More than $58,239.48 but 
Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 
not more than $66,433.56 
37.649% plus 13.402% of the amount of 
income in excess of $58,239.48 



More than $66,433.56 but 
Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 
not more than $78,814.80 
34.658% plus 13.018% of the amount of 
income in excess of $66,433.56 



More than $78,814.80 but 
Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 
not more than $91,196.16 
31.259% plus 20.292% of the amount of 
income in excess of $78,814.80 



More than $91,196.16 but 
Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 
not more than $99,495.72 
29.770% plus 6.187% of the amount of 
income in excess of $91,196.16 



More than $99,495.72 but 
Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 
not more than $108,267.96 
27.803% plus 4.475% of the amount of 
income in excess of $99,495.72 



More than $108,267.96 but 
Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 
not more than $121,158.48 
25.913% plus 18.681% of the amount of 
income in excess of $108,267.96 



More than $121,158.48 but 
Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 
not more than $133,213.56 
25.143% plus 20.430% of the amount of 
income in excess of $121,158.48 



More than $133,213.56 but 
Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 
not more than $145,268.76 
24.717% plus 10.709% of the amount of 
income in excess of $133,213.56 



More than $145,268.76 but 
Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 
not more than $161,342.28 
23.554% plus 14.608% of the amount of 
income in excess of $145,268.76 



More than $161,342.28 but 
Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 
not more than $177,417.24 
22.663% plus 15.966% of the amount of 
income in excess of $161,342.28 



More than $177,417.24 but 
Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 
not more than $193,489.32 
22.056% plus 13.369% of the amount of 
income in excess of $177,417.24 



More than $193,489.32 but 
Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 
not more than $219,296.76 
21.334% plus 7.044% of the amount of 
income in excess of $193,489.32 



More than $219,296.76 but 
Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 
not more than $258,292.92 
19.653% plus 8.387% of the amount of 
income in excess of $219,296.76 



More than $258,292.92 but 
Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 
not more than $336,467.04 
17.952% plus 10.386% of the amount of 
income in excess of $258,292.92 
(2) The basic child support schedule shall incorporate a selfsufficiency reserve based on one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level amount for a single person as reported by the United States department of health and human services in calendar year 2016. In order to incorporate the selfsufficiency reserve, the department shall apply the calculation described in division (B)(1) of this section to develop an unadjusted schedule and then apply the following steps to incorporate the selfsufficiency reserve:
(a) For a guideline income of eight thousand four hundred dollars or less, the schedule amount shall be the minimum order amount as provided in section 3119.06 of the Revised Code .
(b) For a guideline income greater than eight thousand four hundred dollars but not greater than one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level for a single person, the schedule amount shall be the product of the following formula:
sliding scale multiplier X (guideline income  $8,400) annual minimum support amount under section 3119.06 of the Revised Code
(c) For a guideline income greater than one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level for a single person, the schedule amount shall be the lesser of the following:
(i) The higher resulting product of the following formulas:
(guideline income  116% of federal poverty level) X 0.3
sliding scale multiplier X (guideline income  $8,400) annual minimum support amount under section 3119.06 of the Revised Code
(ii) The unadjusted schedule amount created in accordance with division (B)(1) of this section.
(d) The sliding scale multipliers required for the formulas in divisions (B)(2)(b) and (c) of this section are as follows:
(i) For one child: five per cent;
(ii) For two children: ten per cent;
(iii) For three children: twelve per cent;
(iv) For four children: thirteen per cent;
(v) For five children: fourteen per cent;
(vi) For six or more children: fifteen per cent.
(C) Every four years after the effective date of this section, the department shall update the basic child support schedule and selfsufficiency reserve to reflect United States department of labor changes in the CPIU and for changes in the federal poverty level amount for a single person as reported by the United States department of health and human services.
(1) When updating the basic child support schedule for the most recent CPIU, the department of job and family services shall update the figures in the guideline income column for the percentage difference between the most recent CPIU and the March 2016 CPIU.
(2) When updating the selfsufficiency reserve incorporated into the basic child support schedule, the department shall set the selfsufficiency reserve based on one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level for a single person as reported by the United States department of health and human services in the most recent calendar year.
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