Dealing with Child Support Withholding Orders
A whopping 75% of all child support is collected through employer-based income withholding orders (IWOs), according to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). In the most recent year for which figures are available, that amounted to $32 billion. The latest information from the Census Bureau indicates that nearly half of the country’s 13.4 million custodial single parents have some type of child support arrangement in place, with the average monthly payment at around $480.
One reason those numbers are so large, besides a high divorce rate, is that systems have been established that help state agencies find people who might otherwise not live up to their child support obligations. Those systems involve you, through a requirement that you provide basic information about new hires within 20 days of their start date (and possibly sooner, depending on your state). READ MORE