If no arrears are owed or the arrearage has been owed for less than 12 weeks, the limit is:
a. 40% of the obligor's disposable earnings if the obligor is supporting another spouse or other dependents; OR b. 50% of the obligor's disposable earnings if the obligor has no other spouse or dependents.
If the arrears are owed for twelve (12) weeks or more, the limit is:
a. 45% of the obligor's disposable earnings if the obligor is supporting another spouse or other dependents; OR b. 55% of the obligor's disposable earnings if the obligor does not have another spouse or other dependents.
These withholding limitations do not apply to bonuses. The employer is to withhold and remit 50% of any bonus to the BCSE up to the amount of the total arrearage. Bonus checks should be reported to the Employer Relations unit electronically or by fax to 304-558-1487. [Notice of Intent to Distribute Lump Sum Payments/Bonus Checks] An Income Withholding Notice/Order will be mailed or faxed informing you of the appropriate amount to be withheld on a case by case basis.
“Disposable earnings” means that part of the individual's earnings remaining after the deduction of any amounts required by law to be withheld. WVCODE 48-1-223
No. You must withhold for all withholdings you receive. WVCODE 48-16-503
Child support withholdings take priority over all other garnishments against the same wages except federal tax liens. Only after satisfying the child support obligation (to the maximum allowed limit) may you honor the other wage attachments. WVCODE 48-14-417
No. Normally, you can add all amounts withheld together and write one check. WVCODE 48-14-413
NOTE: Always check the remittance address. You may need to send to different states or address in some circumstances.
You must continue to withhold wages according to the Order/Notice to withhold until you are notified by the child support enforcement agency to change the amount being withheld or to stop withholding. Please advise the employee to contact the child support agency directly.
You are required to withhold the support when you receive an Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Support from the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement or from an out-of-state child support agency.
Yes. However, if the employee terminates his employment before the end of the month, any child support paid in advance will not be refunded.
Yes, but it needs to be documented this is at the employee's request.
Yes. The employer is entitled to deduct an additional $1.00 per withholding. WVCODE 48-14-406
No. If you have questions concerning certain payments, please contact the Employer Relations unit at 800-835-4683 (or 304-558-1134 in Kanawha County).
Yes. Bonus checks should be reported to the Employer Relations unit electronically or by fax to 304-558-1487. [Notice of Intent to Distribute Lump Sum/ Payments/Bonus Checks] An Income Withholding Notice/Order will be mailed or faxed informing you of the appropriate amount to be withheld on a case by case basis.
No. You are required to send only the amount shown on the income withholding notice. The only exception would be if you are not withholding the full amount ordered because of low earnings.
The BCSE will send a termination or amended income withholding. Until a new order is received, you must comply with the original order.
Yes, the withholding notice applies to all income, not just wages.
No, but the absence should be reported to the BCSE.
Contact the local child support office that issued the original income withholding order and tell them that your employee has been called to active duty and provide the date of activation. So long as the employee does not have wages, you are not required to send support; however, when the employee returns to work, you must begin withholding immediately.
Contact BCSE Employer Relations unit at 800-835-4683 (or 304-558-1134 in Kanawha County).
Call 800-835-4683 (or 304-558-1134 in Kanawha County) and speak with someone in the Child Support Employer Relations unit.
Yes. WVCODE 48-14-413
No. Contact the Employer Relations unit at 800-835-4683 (or 304-558-1134 in Kanawha County) prior to placing a stop payment on the check.
Yes, please contact the Employer Relations unit at 800-835-4683 (or 304-558-1134 in Kanawha County) for additional instructions.
Upon written request, an employer is to provide information regarding an obligor's employment, wages or salary, medical insurance, start date, and location of employment to the BCSE.
Click on the quick link. Employee Information Updates
Yes. All faxes should be sent to the Employer Relations unit at 304-558-1487.
Yes. WVCODE 48-12-107; WVCODE 48-14-412
Yes. Call the BCSE Employer Relations unit at 800-835-4683 (or 304-558-1134 in Kanawha County) and report the dates the employee will be off work.
Yes, unemployment is subject to income withholding.
Yes, this needs to be reported immediately.
Yes, this is a source of income that should be attached.
The WV Bureau for Child Support Enforcement (BCSE) sends one copy because not all employers have the same pay cycle. The BCSE requests that you make the appropriate number of copies based upon the pay cycles in your monthly payroll.
Mail your remittance to:
WV BUREAU FOR CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENTP.O. BOX 247 CHARLESTON, WV 25321-0247.
Yes. Click on the quick link for details. Electronic Payment Information
You are not required to send in the transmittal. However, it needs to be reviewed for accuracy. The wage assignment transmittal form is sent to all employers to ensure they have received an income withholding for each employee listed. If an employee is listed on the wage assignment transmittal and you are not remitting child support, you should call the employer hotline at 800-835-4683 (or 304-558-1134 in Kanawha County) to obtain a copy of the income withholding order.
EFT eliminates the cost to employers of printing paper checks, supporting documents, and paying postage. EFT payments also reduce errors and eliminate stop payments on lost checks.
Yes, every time someone is hired or rehired, you should report to new hire.
Click on the quick link. UPDATE EMPLOYER INFORMATION
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