If you employ a person who is required to pay child support, there are some important things you need to know to meet your obligations under Australian law.
You need to know
Separation and your workplace
The impact of separation on the workplace can be significant for employers.
How we contact you and what you need to tell us
A separated parent can choose to have their child support payments automatically deducted from their pay on a regular basis. We may also ask you to deduct child support for us if we are collecting overdue child support.
Your legal obligations
As an employer, if we ask you to make deductions for your employees or contractors, you have legal obligations under Child Support legislation.
Deducting child support payments
We may ask you to deduct child support payments.
Notice to Commence Child Support Deductions
If you receive a Notice to Commence Child Support Deductions, you are legally required to deduct the amount of child support that we request.
Deductions under a notice pursuant to section 72A
A notice pursuant to section 72A or a section 72A notice means that some of the money you would normally pay to your employee or contractor must be paid to us.
Payment options for child support deductions
We offer a range of payment options to provide you with quick, secure and convenient methods to send us child support deductions.
Helps you work out your employee’s or contractor’s net pay, taking into account child support payments, the PEA and basic tax liability.
The Department of Social Services Child Support Guide outlines the administration of the Child Support Scheme.