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Old 11-12-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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If I have an employee, is there a limit to the amount that I can deduct from the paycheck? Also, If I provide an apartment for the employee, can I deduct this from the employee's paycheck?
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Hmm no answers?
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I'm sure there are legal limits, and I would guess that some of them may be specific to your state. I would advise you to talk to a lawyer in your locale who does business related work. Given that you could get in trouble if you do this wrong, you don't want to be relying on advice from a stranger on the Internet.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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I know with garnishments in my state you can only deduct a certain amount 25% of disposable pay, and the employee's check can't fall below what s/he would earn making minimum wage. Check with your state for these requirements as they vary state to state.

For miscellaneous deductions such as rent I would have the employee come in and sign a payroll deduction form and place in their file, then deduct it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I'm sure there are legal limits, and I would guess that some of them may be specific to your state. I would advise you to talk to a lawyer in your locale who does business related work. Given that you could get in trouble if you do this wrong, you don't want to be relying on advice from a stranger on the Internet.
I talked to the 3 lawyers I know and none of them could refer me to anyone who could give a reasonable answer. Apparently this is some sort of specialized field. I was told to try a tax lawyer, but I haven't done that yet.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I found this on the colorado govt website: http://www.colorado.gov/DPA/DFP/sco/...hForm02-08.pdf
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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If you live in California the state will do it for you, they just arbitrarily increased the withholding on paychecks by 10 %.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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If I have an employee, is there a limit to the amount that I can deduct from the paycheck? Also, If I provide an apartment for the employee, can I deduct this from the employee's paycheck?
Unless you have a garnishment or other legal document that gives you the right to take more, you are limited to the actual deductions that are established. If you have any other programs such as insurance, etc., you must have your employees permission to deduct anything from their pay.

If you wish to deduct his rent payment from his check, you must get his permission in writing to do so.

20yrsinBranson
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