Tuesday, April 15, 2008

State levies fee on child-support payments

From Gannett News Service:

More than 345,000 parents who get child-support payments will have to pay the state almost $4.5 million in service fees annually starting immediately, state officials confirmed Monday.

The payments, $25 a year, were enacted as part of the state budget passed by lawmakers last week to meet a new requirement of the federal government.

The fee applies to all parents who receive child-support payments who are not on welfare and get more than $500 a year in benefits from the non-custodial parent.