CalSupport PRO Update Notices
Latest CalSupport PRO Version is 2018-1.4 Download now
Latest Tracker Version is 2.4 Download now
When you download PRO, the latest Tracker comes with it
CalSupport PRO 2018 has new 2018 tax tables.
All earlier versions are now obsolete! Results calculated by older programs will not be accurate in 2018 and reports generated will not be accepted in court.
Registered users: the latest download will install over the earlier version without disturbing your data. Back up data first to be safe.
Unregistered or past-date registrations: CalSupport Pro will work as a demo until you register. How to register.
Latest Certification Letter. CalSupport is currently certified by the Judicial Council through March 31, 2018. This letter can be attached to Bench Reports when filed in court, and it states that per Rule of Court 5.275(j), CalSupport calculations must be accepted in all California courts. To download the letter, click here (PDF – 91 kb).
A new Certification Letter can be expected shortly before the current one expires. Please return here for the new Certification shortly before the old one expires.
PRO UPDATE NOTES
WHAT’s NEW in version 2018-1.4
Fixed the Federal tax rates for the Head of Household filing status.
Fixed the uninitialized California subtraction from earned income, which appears on the California Earned Income Tax Credit popup Line 2, which is accessed through the Screen 7 Line 8 “Change” button.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2018-1.3
Changed the default tax year to 2018 and updated the tax calculations to reflect the new tax law. These changes include:
Updated the tax tables.
Changed the CTC amount to $2,000 per child. Made the CTC refundable, at 15% of earnings minus $4,500, up to $1,400. Changed the CTC phase-out amount to $400,000 for Married Filing Jointly and $200,000 for all others. Moved Line 52 to the refundable tax credits section on the pseudo-1040 printout.
Removed the personal exemption amount. Removed lines 6d and 42 from the pseudo-1040 printout. Removed references to exemption from the other printouts.
Removed the Additional Child Support Credit. Removed line 67 from the pseudo-1040 printout.
Modified Schedule A to limit Line 9, the State and Local Tax, to $10,000.
Modified the Alternative Minimum Tax to the new exemption levels ($70,300 for single or Head of Household, $109,400 for Married Filing Jointly and $54,700 for Married Filing Separate). Modified the exemption phase out base to $1,000,000 for Married Filing Jointly and $500,000 for all others. Updated the 26% / 28% threshold to $95,750 for Married Filing Separate and $191,500 for all others.
Modified numerous screens and printouts to reflect the new changes.
Adjusted the IRS Earned Income Credit for tax year 2018
WHAT’s NEW in version 2018-1.2
Users who tried to register after February 28, 2018 using the online registration option were not able to complete their registration. This has been fixed, and the online registration system is working correctly now.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2018-1.1
Fixed the Preview button in the Additional Income popup screen.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2018-1.0
Updated the tax calculator – to use tax year 2017 values. The law specifies that the last complete tax year, which is now 2017, should be used when calculating child support.The estimated tax tables for 2018 are based on the tax tables for 2017, with the exception of the Federal FICA and the California SDI limits and rates.
Fixed the tips text on the Calculation Options screen so that it matches the active line.
Updated the Low Income Adjustment (LIA) threshold amount. The new LIA amount is $1,692.00.
LAST YEAR’S NEWS
WHAT’s NEW in version 2017-1.2
Fixed two bugs: CalSupport was calculating the Net Investment Income Tax, but was not including it in the total tax. Also, fixed a bug in the way that CalSupport calculated the NIIT.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2017-1.1
Updated the Low Income Adjustment (LIA) threshold amount. The new LIA amount is $1,644.00.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2017-1.0
Updated the tax calculator – to use tax year 2016 values. The law specifies that the last complete tax year, which is now 2016, should be used when calculating child support. Has new estimated tax tables for 2017.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2016-1.3
Three fixes–all to do with high income levels: CalSupport PRO wasn’t applying the 39.6% upper income rate, wasn’t limiting Schedule A deductions, and wasn’t applying the Obamacare Medicare Surcharge to self-employment income. These bugs have been fixed.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2016-1.2
Flex account savings were potentially being applied to wages twice. This incorrectly reduced the Form 1040 Line 7 wages below the correct level. This bug has been fixed.
The wages popup line numbering skipped from Line 7 to Line 9. The lines
have been renumbered.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2016-1.1
Updated the Low Income Adjustment (LIA) threshold amount. The user has the option to specify which LIA value to use (on the calculations option, screen 9). The default setting is “current”, which until March 1st will be the figure from last year ($1584) but that will change on March 1st to $1607. Since the program default setting is “current”, it will automatically default to $1607 on March 1st.
WHAT’s NEW in version 2016-1.0
Updated the tax calculator – to use tax year 2015 values. The law specifies that the last complete tax year, which is now 2015, should be used when calculating child support.
Implemented the California Earned Income Tax Credit, which is new for tax year 2015.