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Moss Creek
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Child Support setup

How do I setup withholding for child support? 

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QuickBooks Team

Child Support setup

Welcome, @Moss Creek and thank you for coming to the QuickBooks Community for assistance. I have some insight on how to set up withholding for child support to pass along.


In order to accomplish this, go to "lists" at the top > Payroll Lists > Select "New" > The easy option will be the best for them to choose > and click on "New Garnishments"


For more information on garnishments, click here.


Please keep me posted on your results with this here, the Community has you covered. Thanks again, I'll be standing by for your response.

Level 1

Child Support setup

@SterlingD, i have a slightly different question as it relates to Child Support. I'm self-employed (S-corp) and not running payroll. Just paying and itemizing business expense v. personal. For child support, should I create a liability account only dedicated to this payment? 

Level 1

Child Support setup

You could possibly book as a distribution (since you aren't yet taking a payroll) and send check to the child support division relevant in your state, the only deal on this is payroll is required of an S-Corp.  You need to talk to your accountant about this.  

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