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Wage Garnishment check

While I understand not being able to pay wage garnishments electronically through Quickbooks, can we create a check within Quickbooks for printing? For example, right now I have physical checks from my bank which I print on through Quickbooks for various vendor payments. I wanted to see if I can set up my employee's wage garnishment company as a vendor and create a normal check within Quickbooks to print out the information on the physical check and mail to them. This way the check gets recorded in Quickbooks and saves me from having handwrite the check.

 

I dont think I can use expertpay as I believe expertpay is for child support and this garnishment is for student loans.

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Best answer 07-30-2019

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Wage Garnishment check

Hello there, sbraza.

 

Let me bring clarifications to your concern.

 

Yes, you would need to create a check to avoid the duplicate amount. You just did it the right way handwriting a check, but you may still need to do this in the future.

 

If you wish to write checks for printing purposes, you may do so. You can just create and delete the check once you're done printing it.

 

Please don't hesitate to notify me if you need further assistance. I'm here to lend you a hand anytime.

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Wage Garnishment check

Hello there, @sbraza.

 

I've got you covered in this garnishment concern.

 

You're now on the right track, creating a check for employees is the best way to pay its wage garnishment. The process that you've given above is the best flow into the record and pay the garnishment (student loan).

 

Here are some resources that you can refer to in achieving this goal:

However, if you need further assistance with the procedure, you can always reach out to our Customer Care Team. They can initiate a remote viewing session to walk you through the process.

 

Of course, I'm still here to help if there's anything else you need. Just leave a reply below, and we'll take it from there. Have a great day!

Experienced Member

Re: Wage Garnishment check

Thank you so much I really appreciate your prompt and helpful response. I also subscribe to Full Service Payroll through Quickbooks and I sent them the wage garnishment request for my employee that I received from Trellis (for student loans) and they set up the garnishment for me. However, they told me that they have set up the withholding but I would have to create the check for Trellis outside the quickbooks system otherwise they said it would duplicate the check/amount. I am not sure I understand how this would work, because the garnishment they set up should withhold a percentage from the employees pay. Then I should be able to create a check within the Quickbooks portal and print out for the employee. This upcoming pay period is the first time I am having to do this so I sent out a handwritten check but was hoping I can avoid doing that in the future. Please advise.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Wage Garnishment check

Hello there, sbraza.

 

Let me bring clarifications to your concern.

 

Yes, you would need to create a check to avoid the duplicate amount. You just did it the right way handwriting a check, but you may still need to do this in the future.

 

If you wish to write checks for printing purposes, you may do so. You can just create and delete the check once you're done printing it.

 

Please don't hesitate to notify me if you need further assistance. I'm here to lend you a hand anytime.

Experienced Member

Re: Wage Garnishment check

Thank you I really appreciate it. I guess for now I will continue to handwrite or create/print/delete the check. I was just hoping to see if there was a way to have Trellis be set up as a vendor which would allow me to keep track of all the checks paid and have it in a nice report but I guess I can use the account report for the Student Loans that Full Service Payroll created for my employee. Thank you again for all of your help.