We may ask you to deduct child support payments.
We may ask you to deduct child support payments from employees or contractors.
If you get a Notice to Commence Child Support Deductions, for one of your employees’, you must do as requested. You’re legally required to do this.
The Protected Earnings Amount (PEA) is the part of an employee's or contractor’s pay exempt from child support deductions.
We may send you a notice pursuant to section 72A, or a section 72A notice. If we do, you’re legally required to deduct the amount of child support we ask you to.
We offer a range of payment options to provide you with quick, secure and convenient methods to send us child support deductions.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019
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