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Child Support Payroll Deductions

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Division of Family and Community Services

Child Support Deductions: This agency receives payroll deductions made by an employer for payment of an employee’s court-ordered child support obligation. If an employee’s dependent children have no health insurance, an employer may be required to enroll them in the company’s health insurance plan. Employers can establish an account on the Employer Website to manage Income Withholding Orders and National Medical Support Notices.

Employment Termination: When an employee under a child support order is terminated or resigns, this agency must be contacted.


U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services

The DOJ oversees the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act, which makes it a federal felony for a parent to willingly fail to make child support payments ordered by a court.

The Department of Health and Human Services provides information on complying with tribal support orders. See Employer Responsibilities When Working With Tribal Child Support Programs


Child Support Issues Impacting Businesses

Wage Garnishment – An employee’s wages, commisions, bonuses and other income may be garnished by court order to collect back support.

License Revocation – Your employee’s professional or occupational license and/or driver’s license could be revoked or suspended. The state may also file a contempt of court action, which could result in a jail sentence.

Passports – If an employee owes $2,500 or more in back child support, he/she may be unable to obtain a passport, or may have an existing passport revoked, which could create problems if your business activities require international travel.

For more information, See Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Child Support Services.

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