Q. Can the employer combine multiple income withholdings for the same employee?
A. Yes, remember to provide name, order identifier(s), SSN, and amount(s).
Q. As an employer what payment information do I need to provide to the MiSDU when sending payments by EFT?
A. Employee name, Employee SSN, Order Identifier (Example 1980-123456-DM), or a remittance identifier (found on the income withholding notice (IWN), date withheld, amount withheld, and Employer FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number 00-0000000).
Employers sending payments by check must include the employees first and last name, a full SSN and either a Order Identifier (Example 1980-123456-DM), or a remittance identifier (found on the income withholding notice (IWN),
Q. What is the difference between ACH and EFT payments?
A. An Automated Clearing House (ACH) payment is a direct debit from a bank account, and can be made through MiSDU.com for up to 50 employees. There is no charge for this service. An Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment is also made from a bank account, but is initiated by an electronic file provided by the employer to the bank. There is no limit to the number of employees that can be included in an EFT file. The MiSDU does not charge for this service, but your bank may charge a fee.
Q. What exactly is EFT or EDI and how does it work?
A. EFT is Electronic Funds Transfer and EDI is Electronic Data Interchange. EFT/EDI are methods of electronically sending both the funds and data for a child support payment to the MiSDU for processing. Call the Employer Assistance Line for more information and to get started at 800-817-0805.
Q. Do I need special hardware or software to pay by EFT/EDI?
A. Please contact the MiSDU Employer Assistance Line at 800-817-0805 for assistance. We can answer your questions regarding hardware and software concerns.