How To Set Up A Garnishment In Quickbooks ?

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Set up a payroll garnishment item

You may have found a letter that you should deduct an additional tax amount from an employee’s paycheck due to the amount owed by the tax agencies.

For how to post money, the wage garnish order provides the necessary information, such as the account or case number.

If you have many employees who are such garnishes, you should create a new payroll item for each employee. The name of the payroll item in each item may be initial to the employee, for example, tax leve-alias

Generally, the following preferences respect attachments according to/ The payment is made (exceptions can occur.

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American Payroll Association

  1. Child support orders
  2. Chapter XIII bankruptcy orders
  3. Federal tax levies
  4. Federal agency garnishments
  5. State tax levies
  6. Local tax levies
  7. Creditor garnishments
  8. Student loan garnishments

Expected Outcome

Once the garnishment has been deducted from the paycheck, you will be able to pay the appropriate agency as a liability in QuickBooks Desktop.


You know the amount of the garnishment you want to deduct.


Note:If you have more than 1 employee with a wage garnishment, you need to set up separate payroll items for each garnishment because liability agencies require a case number to distinguish how much is paid for each particular employee.

Toset up a Garnishment Deduction Item through EZ Setup or Customer Setup:

  1. From theListsmenu, clickPayroll Item List.
  2. Click thePayroll Itembutton, and selectNew.
  3. SelectEZ SetuporCustom Setup, and clickNext. (ForEZ Setup, follow the onscreen instructions.)
  4. Select theDeductionoption, and clickNext.
  5. Type a name for the payroll deduction, such as Child Support Smith for employee Bob Smith, and clickNext.
  6. Enter the name of the agency in which the liability is paid. If you currently do not know the name of the agency, you can add it later.
  7. ClickNext.
  8. Click theTax Tracking Typedrop-down arrow, and unless instructed otherwise by your accountant, selectNone.
  9. ClickNext.
  10. In the Default Taxes window clickNext.
  11. In theCalculate Based on Quantitywindow, be sureNeitheris selected, and clickNext.Note: Do not selectHoursorQuantity, as those will not calculate the garnish correctly.
  12. In theGross vs. Netwindow, chooseNetto calculate amount after taxes. If you choose Gross, it will calculate the deduction the amount before taxes.
  13. Enter aDefault Rate and Limit(if there is one).
  • If it’s a percentage, add the percentage sign.
  • If it’s a dollar, add the decimal.
  1. ClickFinish.

To set up the Garnishment Deduction Item on the employee record. (e.g., for child support):

Note:To perform the tasks below,switch QuickBooks Desktop to single-user mode.

  1. Click theEmployeesdrop-down menu, and selectEmployee Center.
  2. Double-click on theEmployees name.
  3. Click thePayroll Infotab.
  4. In the section forAdditions, Deductions, and Company Contributions, click in a blank area underItem Nameand select your new garnishments item.
  5. In theAmountcolumn, enter the amount to be deducted every pay check.
  6. ClickOK.

Note:If the garnishment item was edited, you may need to delete the item from the employee setup and enter the edited garnishment item.

Note:Regarding Wage Garnishment Order of Precedence (Net Garnishment), the order in which the net deductions based on an percentage,are entered on the employee profile in QuickBooks Desktop, should notmatter, but always confirm the calculated amount is correct.

Note:Assisted Payroll customers:Assisted Payroll does not pay this liability, so you will be responsible for paying this to the appropriate agency. See the garnishment order for payment information. For child support, you can also view the Office of Child Support Enforcementcontact informationwebsite.

For information about how to make the garnishment payment seeSet up and pay scheduled or custom (unscheduled) liabilities.

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