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Question: Why is the effective date on the form earlier than the current year?
Answer: Steve Bonville, Chief of Staff of the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts confirms that the footer dates do not change unless the form changes.
The effective date is the last date that the format of the form was changed by court order.
The format of the Child Support Guideline worksheets was last changed effective 9/1/2015.
They have not been changed since then. (The tables and threshold figures applied to the forms changes annually, but not the forms themselves.)
EasySoft puts an artificial footer on the forms that indicates that they are printed in the current year and removes the effective date. But that is not the correct effectived date of the form.
We hope this helps to relieve the concern about the effective date on the worksheet.