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Online options for child-support withholding

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To speed the processing of child support with­holding orders, the federal Office of Child Sup­port Enforcement (OCSE) is encouraging employers to sign up for its electronic Income Withholding Order, or e-IWO. Cur­­rently, 23 states use e-IWOs.

The OCSE says the cost to your IT department will be minimal if you choose the No-Programming Option. You’ll start to receive e-IWOs in two to four weeks.

The OCSE says electronic trans­mission of IWOs will increase proc­essing efficiency and improve the speed with which payments are made to families. Learn more about electronic IWOs at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse (click on “Employers” tab and then “Electronic Income Withholding Orders” in the left column).

Also, the OCSE’s new app—the Debt Inquiry Ser­vice (DIS)—allows you to check whether you must contact a state before paying a lump sum bonus to an employee. States choosing to participate in the DIS receive emails when an employer inquiry is made.

For more, go to http://tinyurl.com/lumpsumdis.

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