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Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

I'm new to QB. We were supposed to stop a Child Support deduction from payroll, but the deduction was made.  How can I fix this?  The money wasn't sent to the support office so I can give it to the employee, but it needs fixed through payroll. 

Help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

Use that deduction item in the opposite = make the entry Positive, to add it back to the next paycheck. It doesn't impact payroll or tax reporting, as a net pay deduction. Or, make an Addition item for Correction, that is Based on Net Pay, set as None for tax tracking and use that to Give Back the amount.
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Re: Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

Hi there @Lori4.

 

Welcome to the QuickBooks Community, I'm here to help you remove the child support deduction from your employee.

 

For Full Service Payroll, I would need to correct the check for you. Once that is done, I can either set it up to pay them on their next check or you can pay it outside the system and I'll mark it as paid. 

 

Please message your email to me and  I will make sure get's corrected.

 

For more information on deductions, click here.

 

I look forward to hearing from you so I can ensure this get's resolved. 

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Re: Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

You don't need any existing paychecks to be corrected. This hasn't affected anything but takehome. You can even pretend to issue the Child Support check in the bookkeeping and in reality, handwrite the check to the employee to give it back. It's from Net pay, so all that happened is some of takehome was diverted, held, and then, it turns out, not going to be sent in, after all.

 

All you need to have is a Paycheck Addition, if you want to give it back on the next paycheck. You don't need historic paychecks changed.

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Re: Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

Hello @qbteachmt

 

Thank you for the information, I love seeing the Community helping each other.

 

What you stated is great for QuickBooks Desktop Payroll. If they are using Intuit Full Service Payroll or QuickBooks Online, I'd recommend having a correction done so their YTD totals are accurate. 

 

As always, we appreciate when valued members of the Community like yourself take their time to assist. Have a great rest of your week.

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Re: Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

This part: "I'd recommend having a correction done so their YTD totals are accurate."

 

is either Self-correcting, by use of that Net Pay addition.

 

Or, it is Moot. The YTD info on things like child support, a Net Pay deduction with no tax tracking, is just Activity, not Payroll. The Child Support activity is the employer doing the personal banking for the employee, because the employee got caught not making their own payments on their own. When you have a YTD for Loan repayment or Child Support, that is Tracking the activity and not reported anywhere.

 

The prior paychecks had the deduction and ended with that lower amount for banking. There is no need to make any changes to them.

 

And, as I noted, you can even handwrite the Child Support check back to the employee name for an amount you kept from them that is too much. That's just fine. This isn't part of Payroll; it's the diversion of the funds that would have been in the takehome, so it's part of Banking. You can pay out that liability to the employee, when it is not supposed to be send to the Child Support enforcement division, but you realize you still deducted it and have it as a Liability. You can pay out a Net Pay Deduction item to the employee to give them back their funds, or add it back to the next paycheck so that it is part of that total for Banking.

 

You don't have to over-complicate a Net Pay activity.

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Re: Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

I have a similar situation, uniforms were deducted in error on several employees. How do I reimburse them? How do I make an addition to an employee check in the opposite? Not sure I follow you. I too am new to QB payroll.

 

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Child Support Payroll Deduction Error

Make a Net Pay Addition that is the exact opposite of the deduction item, including NONE for tax tracking. Use it to give back the funds you deducted previously, on paychecks.

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