In South Dakota, how is “gross income” for child support determined?

The monthly gross income of each parent includes amounts received from: (1) compensation paid to an employee for personal services, whether salary, wages, commissions, bonus, or otherwise designated; (2) self-employment income including gain, profit, or loss from a business, farm, or profession; (3) periodic payments from pensions or retirement programs, including social security or veteran’s benefits, disability payments, or insurance contracts; (4) interest, dividends, rentals, royalties, or other gain derived from investment of capital assets; (5) gain or loss from the sale, trade, or conversion of capital assets; (6) unemployment insurance benefits; (7) worker’s compensation benefits; and (8) benefits in lieu of compensation including military pay allowances.

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