Billing and payment
How do I process Child Support?
It's recommended to use a Deduction Rule to setup automated Child Support deduction payments.
Example: John Smiths child care payment is $482 a week
Navigate to Menu > Settings > Payroll Rules > Deduction Rules
Click "Create New Rule" to setup a new automatic deduction for Child Support
Deduction or Expense: Select Deduction.
Title: This will be the Payslip Title that appears on the employee's payslip. For example "Child Support J.Smith"
Group/Employee: Select the Employee affected. For example "John Smith".
Fixed or Percentage: Select "Fixed".
Value: Change this value to the desired amount. In this example "482"
Bank Account: If you wish for the deduction to included in the ABA file, the deduction can be automatically paid to the account selected.
Classification: Select either PEA or 72A. Child Support PEA = Protected Earnings Amount. An amount that is protected from a Child Support Deduction. This amount is updated on the first day of each year and is maintained by Microkeeper Child Support 72A = Clause 72A means PEA does not apply, the DHS (department of Human Services) will let the employer know if this clause applies.