Deducting child support payments
We may ask you to deduct child support payments from employees or contractors.
We may ask you to deduct child support payments from any of the following:
- salary or wages
- bonuses or allowances including JobKeeper Payment and Parental Leave Pay
- certain retirement or termination payments
- payments for labour under some contracts
- other remuneration such as company directors’ fees
- independent contractor’s payments.
There are 2 ways we can ask you to deduct child support from your employees or contractors. How you need to make deductions will depend on both the following:
- person’s employment status with your workplace
- type of letter we send you requesting deductions—either a Notice to Commence Child Support Deductions or Notice to Pay Money Directly to Child Support Registrar Pursuant to Section 72A.
Page last updated: 21 May 2020
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