How to Deduct Child Support from Payroll in QuickBooks?

by James Antonio

When it comes to payroll computation, it is quite important for employers to be careful enough in making the calculations properly. One of the most crucial things that you cannot afford to miss out on is the child support withholding.

Using QuickBooks, however, makes payroll management easy by letting users set up the requirements.

What is Child Support withholding all about?

The child support garnishment is a court-mandated deduction from an employee’s payroll, the notice of which is received by an employer to make sure he does not forget to deduct the amount from the income of the concerned employee.

The Wage Garnishment Order contains all necessary information to ensure the employers can directly deposit the amount for child support purposes. The order has the account or case number to help them post the money.

Most of the organizations use QuickBooks as their accounting software solution, which allows them to set up the wage garnishment payroll system to make calculating the final wage or income of employees easier and more accurate.

Why Deduct Child Support from Payroll in QB?

It is a legal liability of employers to deduct child support from payroll. When it comes to QuickBooks and if an organization has more than one employee with this kind of garnishment applicable to them, they need to have separate payroll items to be set up as the liability agencies need case numbers separately to handle things.

Deducting Child Support from Payroll in QB: Steps to Follow

  1. Go to the Lists option on the menu bar
  2. Choose Payroll Item List
  3. Select Payroll Item
  4. Click on New
  5. Select EZ Setup or Custom Setup [Note: Follow on-screen prompts for EZ Setup]
  6. Click Next
  7. Choose Deduction
  8. Click Next
  9. Enter a name for the deduction you set up
  10. Click Next
  11. Type in the name of the liability agency. You may add it later if you aren’t aware of it
  12. Click Next
  13. Go to the Tax Tracking Type drop-down
  14. Select None, if no prior instruction with regard to this is given
  15. Choose Next
  16. You will get the Default Taxes window
  17. Click Next
  18. The next appears the Calculate Based on Quantity window
  19. Select Neither
  20. Click Next
  21. Never select Hours or Quantity as it might lead to incorrect calculation
  22. The next window that appears is of Gross vs. Net
  23. Choose Net. Choosing Gross will calculate the deduction before taxes
  24. Type in Default Rate and Limit. Add percentage sign or a dollar sign, whatever is applicable
  25. Click Finish

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