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is an Employee Garnishment ever a Payroll Expense?

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thanks.
 

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No. It is a withholding liability that is satisfied by paying the amount to whomever garnished the wages.
 

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sjrcpa wrote:No. It is a withholding liability that is satisfied by paying the amount to whomever garnished the wages.



Thanks, sjrcpa.
 

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I agree with sjrcpa in general, but I suppose, if an employer ignores the garnishment for long enough, they could become liable, which would make the bank fee an expense and the garnishment itself wages.
 

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No, but any administrative fee charged would be income for the company. The withholding order will tell you if you are allowed to charge an admin fee.
 


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