Calculating your gross monthly income
To calculate the amount of your voluntary deposit, you must first establish your gross monthly income by adding together all your income, whether received as money, in kind or as services.
You work income includes any commissions, bonuses or tips.
In addition, you income includes any amount paid to you as:
- a retirement benefit;
- a pension;
- an income replacement indemnity;
- a judicially awarded support payment;
- a social assistance benefit or a social solidarity allowance.
You can exclude from your gross monthly income any amount any amount paid to you:
- as support payment:
- declared by the donor or testator to be exempt from seizure;
- judicially awarded support for a minor child.
- by your employer:
- as contributions to a retirement, insurance or social security fund;
- in the form of food and lodging provided or paid by the employer for work-related travel.
Once you have established your gross monthly income you must calculate the seizable portion.
If you a are self-employed worker, you can deduct from your gross monthly income any expenses incurred to earn it.