Created with Sketch.Learn about PPP and Loan Forgiveness, stay informed with the latest changes.
Created with Sketch.Need help with 1099's or other Year End topics? Visit our Year End Resources page.
Created with Sketch.New to QuickBooks or using a new product? Visit our Get Started resource page to help you get going.
Created with Sketch.Need to make changes to your account? Visit the Account Manager Portal.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Level 1

Can I set up Child Support wage garnishment as a liability to pay?

1 Comment
QuickBooks Team

Can I set up Child Support wage garnishment as a liability to pay?

Hi there @ollies3sister,


The child support garnishment is set to payroll liabilities by default. Let me walk you through how to check it. Let me walk you through where you check your set up.


  1. Go to Lists, Payroll Item List.
  2. Double-click the child support garnishment item, then hit Next.
  3. In the Liability account drop-down, verify if you have selected the Payroll Liabilities account. Choose the payroll liability account if it isn't the account posted.
  4. Click Next until Finish.

After that, go back to your Payroll Center to set up a scheduled payment. This will set a reminder in your payroll center when it's due to pay. 


Here's how:


  1. Go to Employees, then Payroll Center.
  2. Scroll down to Other Activities and click the Change Payment Method link.
  3. In the QuickBooks Payroll Setup window, select Benefit & Other Payments and then Schedule Payments.
  4. Highlight the child support item, then Edit.
  5. Enter a Payee, Account #, Payment frequency. Then, Finish.
  6. Hit Finish.

I've got his handy article that you can read for more information about setting up and paying scheduled or custom (unscheduled) liabilities. In case you need some handy articles for your future tasks, please visit our page. Here's the link: Topics for QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.


I'll be around if you need help with anything else, so reach out to me anytime. Thank you for dropping by and have a nice day.

Sign in for the best experience
Ask questions, get answers, and join our large community of QuickBooks users.
Sign In / Sign Up

Need to get in touch?

Contact us