Who must withhold income?

Any employer or other person, referred to as a "source of income," which owes or will owe income to the payer (the person owing money under a support order). Income is broadly defined to include (among other things):

  • Any amount of money due to the payer as a debt of any other person, including debts of all kinds of businesses
  • Earnings
  • Insurance contract, or annuity
  • Payments due or to be due in the future from a profit-sharing plan
  • Pension plan
  • Salaries
  • Wages and commissions

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1. Who must withhold income?
2. When must income be withheld?
3. How long do I continue withholding money?
4. What if the employee's income is subject to garnishment or other withholding orders?
5. What happens if I don't withhold the money?
6. How do I know if the amount to be deducted changes?
7. What do I have to put on the check to identify it as a support payment?
8. What happens if I receive more than one withholding order for the same person?
9. I have several employees subject to income withholding for support. Must I write a separate check for each one?
10. How often do I have to send in the amounts I withhold?
11. Can I charge the employee for the costs associated with withholding?
12. What if the employee says they do not owe the money and demands that I pay them? What protects me if I am sued for these wages?
13. What if I ignore the order and pay it to the employee?
14. What do I do if this person quits, is fired, or otherwise stops working for our company?
15. What happens if I refuse to hire, or if I take disciplinary action against an employee because of income withholding?