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Old 01-01-2017, 07:28 PM
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Correct. If you are using any type of offset, the separation agreement must clearly state the amount that both parents are paying.

eg.

"Mother will pay 70% of table support to father, which is $500, and the father will pay 70% of table support, which is $600. For convenience, the father will pay $100 per month of child support"

If you don't write it like this, the recipient of the offset (even if it is as low as $1) will receive all of the child benefits, which is thousands of dollars a year.

I have no idea why CRA does this. But they do.
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