As an employer, you must send all payments to the state disbursement unit listed in the Remittance Information section of the Income Withholding for Support (IWO). This applies to an IWO issued by a child support agency, court, attorney, or other party, unless the order was:
Some states require employers to remit child support payments electronically.
For additional information, check out these questions and answers about sending child support payments, and the matrix of state-specific contacts and payment requirements for employers.
Sending child support payments electronically saves employers time and money. It eliminates printing and mailing costs and reduces errors.
There are several ways to send a child support payment electronically:
Step 1: Determine whether your payroll/accounting system supports electronic payments for child support.
If it does not, you may want to explore these options:
Step 2: Contact the appropriate child support agency’s SDU—in the state that issued the underlying child support order or where you currently send funds—to find out the EFT/EDI start-up procedures for sending payments.
Step 3: Conduct the EFT/EDI start-up procedures for each child support agency you contacted in Step 2. These procedures will typically include: