Multiple and Multi-State Wage Garnishments and Tax Levies




What can I accomplish with this program?

You can garnish carefully and correctly. See the Feature Sheet.

With a BASpay Custom Payroll Check/Advice Printing Program, you can:

  • Efficiently and consistently evaluate and adjust batches of garnishments queued for withholding by the payroll program each pay cycle
  • Efficiently and consistently manage eligibility, priority, and limits for employees with multiple garnishments, reporting adjustments, if any
  • Evaluate and track arrears in independent deductions from those which originated the arrears amount. This permits better management of arrears
  • Prepare and maintain a master list of active deductions associated with garnishments for deduction setup and maintenance per employee
How does it work?

See our System Diagram

This is a menu-driven “after-Trial” program that shows the operator the routine, payroll-calculated deductions in the pay run, and the adjustments that should be made to garnishment deduction amounts in this pay run to comply with the limits set up. If the employee has multiple garnishments, the payroll would be likely to over-garnish and not pay the employee. Our program makes this calculation based on your setup tables per employee, and can make all the adjustments necessary in the batch after a explicit go-ahead. These overrides are what you’d have to calculate and enter by-hand each and every pay cycle if this task is not automated. Setup includes control of deduction and loan codes, miscellaneous fields, paths, and other setup for client-specific requirements. Batch assembly includes the current company and pay group for which Trial is complete, but not yet in Final payroll processing. Optional client-specific logic may also be included in the preparationof batches and types of batches. Any audit report of an assembled batch may be sent to screen, printer, browse, or Excel. Once an assembled batch is audited and approved, the operator can/mustauthorize the overrides, or they may be made by-hand to the appropriate deductions.

Are there optional capabilities?

Normally, no. The program was developed at BAS and is maintained and otherwise supported at BAS such that features Clients need are built into the current version. If your needs change for this category, contact BAS to determine whether new garnishment orders can be handled now. Optional processing might be available to client specification to fulfill unusual requirements as with other BAS program categories.

What happens if I change my garnishments or requirements change?

BAS programs are table-driven, where appropriate, and designed to be modified cost-effectively. When this happens, you would coordinate with BAS, define the new requirements, and arrange to have BAS update your capabilities. It’s highly likely that you can continue to prepare and audit your batches as before, but with updated logic and updated outputs.

What is the process to get this program, pre-configured for my situation?

We review each order and coordinate with the client representative(s) to be sure what we provide meets the client’s needs before we build and register the program for the situation. Our “Needs Analysis” and methods are designed to make this as smooth a process as possible.