Report Employee Terminations
Employers help when they report an employee or independent contractor's termination as soon as possible, especially when they provide the name and address of the new employer. A withholding notice can be sent to the new employer, and the family can continue to receive regular payments.
Income Withholding: Employee Termination
To notify us when an employee or independent contractor with a child support obligation leaves your employ, please complete the section Notification of Employment Termination on the last page of the Income Withholding for Support (PDF).
This notification asks you to indicate that the person no longer works for you (or never worked for you) and to provide the following information:
- Termination date
- Employee/obligor's last known address and phone number
- Final payment date and amount
- New employer's or income withholder's name and address
When you have completed this information on the last page of the Income Withholding for Support, mail a copy to
Child Support Processing Center
PO Box 15368
Albany, NY 12212-5368
There is no specific penalty for failing to report when an employee or independent contractor leaves, but if you just stop withholding, you may become subject to penalties for failure to withhold and remit support payments as ordered. When you report a terminated employee, you will receive an official cancellation of your obligation to withhold income for support.
Health Insurance Withholding: Employee Termination
If you have received a National Medical Support Notice (PDF) for the employee or independent contractor, you should report the employee or independent contractor's termination by completing Part A (Item 4 of the EMPLOYER RESPONSE). Check Item 4 to indicate that health insurance coverage is no longer available for the employee and provide the following information:
- Date of termination
- Employee/Obligor's last known phone number
- Employee/Obligor's last known address
- New employer's name, address, and phone number
Be sure to complete the "Contact for Questions" section. Keep a copy for your records and mail the completed Part A to the Issuing Agency.