People can't predict in advance what they will be paying under the current scheme, and can't easily check whether the CSA has done its sums right. The CSA states that 70.5% of assessments are correct. Who can be sure? And some of the rest are spectacularly wrong.
These assessment calculators are free. In each case (except my own) the link is to a web site or page which links to the calculator, not to the calculator itself.
59th Ferengi Rule of Acquisition: "Free advice is seldom cheap"
My own spreadsheets - new and old schemes
Simple version for the new scheme only.
This is a simple spreadsheet which takes a single input (net income) and shows all 60 possible different results at a glance, including shared-care cases. It is in Excel 5/95 format, and is 32 kilobytes. It also has an "income converter" to help with some simple sums, for example converting from "income per month" or "income per year" into "income per week".