In California, how do the courts look at self-employed income vs. an employee’s income when calculating support? I have had one Judge use the after tax income and another Judge use the Schedule C net income. Are there guidelines that Judges are supposed to follow when entering in the Gross Income? The DissoMaster only calculates taxes on the Gross Income for a regular salaried job and it doesn’t calculate self-employment taxes, therefore the Net Income would be over-stated for a Self-Employed person. Can I make a case to the judge to consider using the true after tax income?