Since employers collect about 74% of all child support collected in the United States through payroll deductions, it’s important that they understand how income withholding orders work. Just about anyone who has ever processed a payroll knows how complicated they can become with medical support orders, multiple child support orders, garnishments, arrears, new hire reporting, terminations, etc.
The Office of Child Support Enforcement has published a new training guide with lots of great details that every payroll professional should check out.
They give examples of different types of calculations, dos and don'ts, and suggest further resources where you can collect additional data. Definitely worth reviewing!