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Child Maintenance - Business Expenses Question

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Hi, I'm a self employed father, separated from my wife for over three years now.

We're trying to agree the monthly child maintenance payment amount but I need to clarify a few things [I've edited the other points out as have found an answer to those already].

For self employed people, are business expenses deducted from the gross earnings figure? I'm a little confused about this, as it's deducted from the business, not me, and the business effectively reimburses me for it, so I can't see how this gets deducted, but one website I came across stated that business expenses were deductible?!

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
I am a little confused - what type of business expenses are you referring to?