Payroll plays key role in supporting family maintenance enforcement programs

From calculating the amount to deduct to remitting payments to communicating with enforcement offices, payroll compliance is essential
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 04/10/2015

Payroll professionalsare acutely aware of the rules for deducting and remitting amounts for C/QPP, EI and income tax. One deduction that may not be as well-known is the one for enforcing family or child support orders.

Each province and territory in Canada has enacted legislation governing the enforcement of support orders, including a requirement for employers to garnish an employee’s wages where necessary.