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Maintenance Update 06 30 2024

Calculator update notes for 6-30-2024.


The June 30th update for 2024 is limited to minor fixes and enhancements. This update is optional unless you have received instructions from us or have one of the calculators specifically affected. All updates are cumulative, by skipping this limited update any changes to your package will be included in the next update. To view the previous update package please see Calculator Update 3/31/2024.

Update instructions:

  1. Download the latest version of your calculator update from your download site, found on your update e-mail notice.
  2. Run the update package (KJECalc.exe). This is a self-extracting zip file. (Or unzip the KJECalc.zip file if you are using a non-windows platform.)
  3. When prompted for a directory, you may use the default or enter your own. It is recommended that you extract the update to a new directory and then move the required files to your production environment. One directory will be created with no subdirectories.
  4. Copy the new files to your current deployment, replacing files with identical files names with the new ones.

If you wish, you can download the full calculator package from the same location, and refresh all files provided by KJE for your calculators. This package includes any site specific changes done for you by KJE, but will not include any customizations by you or your web-developers. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this new update package. If you are experiencing format issues, or it has been more than a year since you have installed an update package, it is recommended you use the full installation package.

Master Changes (affects all V3 calculators):

  1. ADA and Screen Readers: Continued improvement ADA and screen reader functionality are included in this update to meet or exceed accessibility specification WCAG 2.1 Level AA and Section 508.

  2. 1040 Tax Calculator: Updates to definitions and updates to better match expected end of year tax rules.

Calculator specific updates:

  1. Beneficiary Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) - Advanced Options (BeneficiaryFuture.html): Changes to handle rare edge cases where remaining life expectancy is less than 10 years and the beneficiary chooses to use the 10-year rule. Previous version ended projection at the end of projected life expectancy instead of showing 10 years.
  2. 1040 Tax Calculator (Tax1040.html), 1040 Simple Tax Calculator (Tax1040Simple.html), Charitable Giving Tax Savings Calculator (CharitableTax.html), U.S. Easy Tax Estimator (Tax1040EZ.html), Marginal Tax Calculator (TaxMargin.html): Updates to definitions for better clarity of tax rules. Definitions have been affected by this change.
  3. 72(t) Calculator: Early withdrawals from retirement accounts (Retire72T.html, Retire72T2.html), 72(t) Distributions: Impact on retirement fund balances (Retire72TAlt.html): The Federal Mid-Term rate has been updated for July 2024. For July 2024, 120% of the Federal Mid-Term rate has changed to 5.4%.