Child Support Payroll Deductions Reaching Global Proportions
Just last month the Office of Child Support Enforcement issued a memorandum regarding the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) (2008) and Hague Treaty Provisions. State agencies who administer the Child Support Enforcement Plan are aware that each state must enact amendments to UIFSA to integrate the provisions of the Hague Treaty.
The treaty is intended to help U.S. children by:
- Expanding the number of countries that will recognize and enforce U.S. child support orders.
- Requiring treaty countries to provide cost-free services to applicants.
- Establishing standard procedures for processing international cases.
Deductions in employees’ payroll for child support comes through a court order and employers are required to follow the court order. The Payroll Department is knowledgeable in the process and the reports and payments to be made.
While this new treaty expands services and the potential of support going to children, the process for payroll providers will remain pretty much as is, with directives coming from the appropriate agency and the payroll services following those instructions. But therein lies the danger – following any and all governmental directives can be confusing and tricky. And when small business owners make a mistake, albeit unintentional, the repercussions can be costly. That’s why the experience of the staff at The Payroll Department makes such a difference.
The Payroll Department takes a leadership role in payroll services and can easily explain the benefits to outsourcing payroll. When taxes, courts and governmental agencies are a part of your business life, turn to the experts to help you navigate the course properly. Everyone wants to do what’s right – and The Payroll Department can help you do just that.
-Elaine of The Payroll Department Blog Team