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If the amount of regularly received income varies, use an average.
|Example 1: Harold receives a commission payment every quarter. His last commission check was $150. Divide $150 by three (3) months and average it over the three (3) months.|
Income that is normally obtained, but received on an irregular basis, is to be averaged over the period between payments.
|Example 2: Felicia is a salesperson who doesn’t always receive a commission check every quarter. She did not receive a commission last quarter. Her last check was $200 and was received six (6) months ago. Divide the $200 by six (6) months and count $33.33 per month as her income until she reports receiving another commission check.|
If neither the amount nor the frequency is consistent or predictable, count it only for the month in which it is received as non-recurring income.
|Example 3: Rau receives a sales commission check whenever his company determines that their profits will allow them to pay out commissions. Rau has not received a commission check for nine (9) months although before that he was getting them on a quarterly basis. Rau reports that he received a $175 check this month but doesn’t know when he will receive another check. $175 is counted as income in the current month.|
This section last updated 12/1/2022