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State Income Withholding Contacts and Program Requirements


Published: August 17, 2020

The Income Withholding Matrix provides state-specific information in the following areas:

  • When the employer should begin to withhold child support
  • When the employer should send the child support payment
  • Any mandatory deductions required by state law
  • Priority for withholding current support, arrears, and medical support
  • Withholding limit(s) applied to employees
  • Withholding limit(s) applied to non-employees
  • How to allocate among orders for child support if the noncustodial parent does not have enough money to satisfy them all
  • When to notify the child support agency of the termination of an employee who owes child support
  • How long to retain an order after an employee's termination
  • Maximum administrative fee allowed to be taken by the employer
  • State legislative citation that authorizes these requirements
Last Reviewed: August 17, 2020

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