iTableAmount for iOS FAQs:

What are the system requirements for being able to use iTableAmount for iOS?

To use iTableAmount for iOS you must have a iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 6.0 or higher.

How can I purchase a license for iTableAmount for iOS, and how much does it cost?

iTableAmount for iOS is available through the App Store. The costs of a license for iTableAmount for iOS is only $2.99. There are no hidden or “In App Purchase” costs.

Does a license for iTableAmount for iOS allow me to use it on more than one iPhone or iPad?

Yes. Apps purchase through the App Store can be installed on up to 5 iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touchs (meeting the system requirements set out above) that are set up to use the same Apple ID the App was purchased with.

Can I open the files I create and save with iTableAmount for iOS on my Mac?

Yes, iTableAmount for iOS files can be opened, edited, and saved on any capable Mac provided you have iTableAmount for Mac installed on the computer (purchased separately from the Mac App Store for $3.99).

How can I share the calculations and files I create on iTableAmount for iOS?

iTableAmount for iOS users can print their calculations on any Airprint capable printer right from their iPhone, iPad or capable iPod Touch, by accessing the Print feature using the Tools button. Users can also email their files or the calculations to anyone by accessing iTableAmount for iOS’s built in Email Document feature using the Tools button.

I have files on one of my iPhone or iPad but I can’t see it on my other iOS device; what’s wrong?

The problem is likely one of two things. Firstly, the device you have the file on may not be using iCloud. To tell if the device is using iCloud go to the Files Listing view and look to the right of the “Files” title. If the device is using iCloud there will be a small cloud icon to the right of the title, and if it is not using iCloud there will be a small iPhone/iPad icon to the right of the title. To start using iCloud on that device go to the Settings App and open the settings panel for iTableAmount. The first setting is “Use iCloud”; turn it On. When you activate or start iTableAmount again the files will be automatically moved to iCloud where they will be available on all your devices. The second possibility is that the other iPhone or iPad you want to access the file on may also not be using iCloud. Follow the same steps to determine if the device is using iCloud and if not to turn iCloud on for that device.

What version of the Child Support Tables does iTableAmount for iOS use?

iTableAmount uses the current Child Support “Tables” that came into force on January 1, 2012. These tables will likely be in force for 5 years (Previous versions of the Tables came into force in 1997 and 2006).

Can I set the default values for new files I create?

Yes. Using the Settings App using can open up the settings for iTableAmount for iOS and set the default values for the “Guideline Income”, “Province Resides In”, “Number of Children”, “Window Mode”, and “Parent Labels.” Users can also choose the keyboard style that will be displayed when they are entering Guideline Income amounts (i.e. the “Phone” style, which has the numbers 1 2 3 on the top row, or the “Calculator” style, which has the numbers 7 8 9 on the top row).

Why does iTableAmount for iOS ask me if it can use my location?

When iTableAmount for iOS is opened for the first time it gives users an opportunity to set the default Province for Parents, in new files, to the Province (or Territory) where the user is currently located. The users location is not used for any other purpose. Otherwise the default Province is Ontario.

WARNING: The FAQs below relate to the Canadian Child Support Guidelines. The information provided is not intended to be legal advice and is provided for informational purposes only. Only qualified lawyers can provide legal advice based on the lawyer knowing all of the circumstances of the person seeking the advice. It is recommended that all persons obtain legal advice from a qualified lawyer to determine their rights and responsibilities in relation to the receipt, or payment of, child support.

What are the "Canadian Child Support Guidelines"?

The Canadian Child Support Guidelines (CCSG) is a "Regulation" under the Canadian Divorce Act, that was first passed by the Government of Canada in 1997. It establishes a set of rules and "Tables" (6 for each Province and Territory) for calculating the amount of Child Support parents should receive from, or pay to, each other. The CCSG have undergone numerous changes since they were first passed into law, including updates to the Tables that came into effect in 2006 and most recently January 1, 2012.

What is a person's “Guideline Income” under the CCSG and how is it calculated?

Guideline Income is the term used in the CCSG to refer to a parent's income for the purposes of applying the Canadian Child Support Guidelines, including calculating the "Table Amount" payable. It is usually (but not always) calculated using the person's last Income Tax Return. The starting point is the person's "Total Income", as set out in the person's T1 Tax Return (i.e. Line 150), and from there making adjustments to that amount based on the rules set out in the CCSG. Examples of the adjustments incude: 1) deducting Union Dues [Line 212 on a persons T1]; 2) deducting Social Assistance income that is not attributed to the parent (i.e. the amount received for children); and 3) doubling the amount of income from Dividends from Canadian Corporations [Line 120 on a persons T1)].
Again, readers should consult a lawyer for advice in determining all matters under the CCSG, including what their Guideline Income should be.

What is "Shared Custody" and how does it effect the amount of Child Support payable?

Shared Custody is the term used to describe a parenting arrangment where the child or children are in the care of both parents at least 40% of the time. In Shared Custody situations the final amount of child support payable is determined by caclulating the child support amount that would be payable by each parent to the other, with the difference being payable to the parent who would pay the lesser amount to the other.

What is "Spilt Custody" and how does it effect the amount of Child Support payable?

Split Custody is the term used to describe a parenting arrangment where one child (or children) of the relationship live with one of the parents and another child (or children) of the relationship live with the other parent. In Split Custody situations the final amount of child support payable is also determined by caclulating the child support amount that would be payable by each parent to the other, with the difference being payable to the parent who would pay the lesser amount to the other.