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Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions: Colorado

Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions requirements for other states

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

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Tareen Zafrullah, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Employers must begin withholding for child support in the first pay period that occurs 14 days after receiving an income withholding order. Employers must remit payments within seven business days after payday and notify the state that income has been withheld. Special rules apply to interstate income withholding orders for child support. See Child Support Withholding.
  • Colorado limits the amount of disposable income that is subject to creditor garnishment. See Creditor Garnishment Withholding.
  • Individuals with unpaid state taxes may become subject to a tax levy. In Colorado, the limits that apply to creditor garnishments do not apply to tax levies. See Tax Levies.
  • Colorado allows employees to voluntary assign their wages to another. See Voluntary Wage Assignments.