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This support note describes how to set up a child support deduction in Payroll. The pay code for child support is already hard-coded into the Payroll software so it is easy to set up for your employees as a Pay Default.

For the latest information on child support laws, visit the IRD website.

When should I set up a child support deduction? This should only be used when the appropriate letter from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has been received.

To set up the child support deduction
  1. Go to the Maintenance command centre and click Maintain Employees.
  2. Click Select Employee.
  3. Click the employee who is to make the child support payments then click OK.
  4. Click the Pay Defaults/Totals tab.
  5. Click New or press F4 on your keyboard, the Select a Pay code to add window will appear.
  6. Select the CHLDSP (Child Support) pay code then click OK.
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  7. In the Quantity column, enter 1.00.
  8. In the Rate column enter the required amount as advised by the IRD.
    Note: Leave the Type set to Variable.

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Child Support payments are restricted by the employee's Protected Net Earnings (normally 60%). It should be noted, so that if you do not have a Default Quantity for Ordinary Time or other earnings set up within the employee's Pay Defaults tab that the rate for Child Support will remain as zero on their Enter Pays window until such time as pay details are entered.
To create the pay
  1. Go to the Prepare Pays command centre and click Enter Pays.
  2. Double-click the applicable employee.
  3. Process the employee's pay as you normally would. You will note the Child Support deduction will automatically be deducted.
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All Child Support deductions will be included on your Employer Monthly Schedule (IR 348) to be paid to the IRD
To stop child support payments

If an employee is no longer required to have child support payments deducted, complete the following:

  1. Go to the Maintenance command centre and click Maintain Employees.
  2. Click Select Employee.
  3. Click the employee who's child support payments need to stop then click OK.
  4. Click the Pay Defaults/Totals tab.
  5. For the CHLDSP (Child Support) pay code:
    1. Enter 0.00 in the Quantity column.
    2. Type Old in the Type column.
  6. Click Close.