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  • Memphis, TN 38175
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  • (615) 884-2828
  • (877) 505-4761

Benefits to Children and Communities

Employers play an essential role in helping Tennessee’s children receive the support they need. The information provided by employers through new hire reporting is critical to the success of the child support program.

When reported consistently, new hire reporting:

  • Helps staff quickly locate non-custodial parents to help establish paternity and child support orders
  • Speeds up the child support withholding process
  • Expedites the collection of child support from non-custodial parents who change jobs frequently
  • Helps children receive the financial support they are legally entitled to

New hire reporting is also important to the communities in which we live. Many families who do not receive financial support are often forced to depend on public assistance or live in poverty. By reporting their new hires promptly, employers assist their state’s child support office locate non-custodial parents and help children receive the financial support they deserve and are legally entitled to. This prevents children from living in poverty, giving them the opportunity to focus on learning and becoming responsible, productive adults.

Additionally, when non-custodial parents can be located and fulfill their child support obligations, public assistance costs for the state decrease – yet another way new hire reporting positively impacts communities.

New hire reporting may also be used by other state agencies to detect fraud in areas such as Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, and Public Assistance. By detecting and eliminating fraud, employer taxes decrease.

Lastly, by saving state and federal funds, new hire reporting ensures a more efficient expenditure of taxpayer monies and has a positive impact on our communities.

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