Why use the Unified Form even if you're doing a traditional (i.e. Sole, Split, or Shared) calculation?

Here are some unique features of this form.

Email results of calculation to yourself (or anyone else)!

Learn only one input form to produce ALL forms!

Print traditional DC-637, 638, & 640 forms if situation applies.

Change parent names to personalize form. "Help" becomes personalized! (You can do this on the other forms but it seems the feature wasn't highlighted enough.)

Simplify input screen:

  • ▻Only lines needed for your situation appear. Others are hidden until needed.
  • ▻Remove instructions on each line if you want.
  • ▻Details for guideline calculation are available but are on a separate schedule. Much less clutter!

Flag exceptions that have always been part of the law, but may have been ignored:

  • ▻Health insurance expenses in excess of 5% of gross income.
  • ▻Gross incomes at or below 150% of the poverty level.
  • ▻Situations where sole calculation might produce a lower obligation than the shared calculation.
  • ▻Exceptions are flagged on main form but detail shows on later page to reduce clutter.

Print schedule and/or exceptions ... or not!

DC Form Input Ending

We just completed a major upgrade to the Unified form.

We’ve made it extra easy to use the data in the Unified Form to print the DC Forms.

Shortly, we will be eliminating the DC 637, 638, and 640 input forms! The input screens for the DC-637, 638 and 640 will be eliminated. If you must print out the old DC forms, you'll still be able to do that from the Unified form.

In the meantime, if you use the old DC forms for input, the results may be off by a dollar or so from the Unified form. EXCEPT there is one situation where it could be way more than a single dollar caused by rounding differences: The Unified Form and the DC 637, 638, and 640 forms it produces calculate credits related to SSDI disability payments after all other calculations and adjustments. We believe that this is the correct calculation under the statute. The old DC input forms calculate the SSDI adjustments and credits before the other adjustments. In this situation, you could end up with a different result when comparing the new print-only DC forms with the DC input forms.