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Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions: South Dakota

Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Vicki M. Lambert, The Payroll Advisor


  • Employers must begin withholding for child support on the first payday following receipt of a child support withholding order. Payments must be remitted within seven business days after payday. Child support cannot exceed a certain percentage of an employee's disposable income. See Child Support Withholding.
  • Employers are required to respond to a garnishment order within 30 days after being served with a summons, among fulfilling other responsibilities. South Dakota law limits the amount of disposable earnings that is subject to creditor garnishment. See Creditor Garnishment Withholding.
  • Voluntary wage assignments are not valid in South Dakota unless certain conditions are met. See Voluntary Wage Assignments.