Completely agree that deductions should be made automatically. This will hopefully avoid issues all parties involved. What happens however if it doesn't occur? How will it be followed up? Has any thought been given to IR paying regardless of whether the paying parent pays? At least then the receiving parent (and therefore child/children) are guaranteed of the money regardless of whether payment is deducted. This would be then more of a motivator for IR to follow up when they haven't paid!
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Compulsory deductions are a good idea to ensure that child support is paid by liable parents that would otherwise not pay on a regular basis or pay late on a regular basis. However, forcing this additional compliance costs onto employers for liable parents making payments on a regular basis and on time does not make sense.
I have a concern that the operational cost of this increases the expense of the business owner and therefore will impact all wage earners over time. Whilst I accept that there are people that have to pay that don't we are potentially making employers pay the price for that.
Perhaps we could make it compulsory for anyone who misses more than 2 payments?
I fully support compulsory payments as some parents make out they are going to rectify missed payments, then once they know they can regularly get away with it continue to not pay, meanwhile the children are missing out and the receiving carer is having to find extra money to provide for the children
If a paying parent is maintaining their obligations without default, then they should not have to have their CS obligation brought to the attention of an employer by way of compulsory deductions.
Definitely not if the paying parent has demonstrated that they are a reliable payer. My situation is sensitive and private to my family, and for me it would greatly-impact the relationship that I have with my employer.