Payroll garnishment checklist

The Payroll Garnishment Checklist is an important tool for employers to use when dealing with garnishments from creditors. The checklist includes all the necessary information for employers to comply with garnishment orders, including the garnishee’s name, address, and contact information, the type and amount of the garnishment, the creditor’s name, address, and contact information, the date the garnishment was served, and the date the garnishment will end. The checklist also includes instructions on how to calculate the amount to be withheld and how to properly record and report the garnishment on the employee’s W-2. This checklist is an essential tool for employers to ensure they are in compliance with garnishment laws and to protect their employees’ wages.

  • Review the garnishment order: Ensure the garnishment order is complete and valid, including all required information.
  • Notify the employee: Notify the employee of the garnishment order and the amount to be withheld.
  • Calculate the garnishment: Calculate the amount of the garnishment and the net pay for the employee.
  • Withhold the garnishment: Withhold the garnishment amount from the employee's wages.
  • Send payments: Send the garnishment payments to the court or other entity as specified in the garnishment order.
  • Maintain records: Maintain accurate records of garnishments, including the garnishment order, the amounts withheld, and payments made.
  • Review the garnishment: Review the garnishment order periodically to ensure that the garnishment is still in effect and that the correct amount is being withheld.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is payroll garnishment?

    Payroll garnishment is a court order requiring an employer to withhold a certain amount of money from an employee's wages to pay off a debt.

  • What types of debts can be garnished?

    Payroll garnishment can be used to collect unpaid taxes, child support, alimony, student loans, and other court-ordered debts.

  • How much can be garnished from my wages?

    The amount that can be garnished from an employee's wages depends on the type of debt being collected. Generally, no more than 25% of an employee's disposable wages can be garnished.

  • Does my employer have to notify me if my wages are being garnished?

    Yes, employers must notify employees if their wages are being garnished. They must also provide the employee with a copy of the garnishment order.