Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities




Department of Children and Families’ public benefit programs will continue during the partial federal government shutdown. Read the full announcement here.

Withholding Receipt and Disbursement (R&D) Fees

Up to three times per year, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families sends a special notice to employers for employees who have failed to pay their annual R&D fees. This notice includes an R&D Withholding form, which is pre-printed with the employee's name, KIDS PIN, social security number, and the amount of R&D fees owed. The R&D Withholding form is different from the employer withholding coupon/list.

Do not:

  • Withhold more than the R&D amount allowed under the CCPA limits and withholding priorities
  • Withhold any R&D fee balance from the next payroll

If a balance remains after withholding the R&D fee:

  • Employees may use their individual R&D coupons to pay the balance, and/or,
  • You will receive another R&D Withholding notice in the next tri-annual mailing cycle.

R&D Fee Remittance Instructions

To prevent misapplied payments, please follow these special remittance instructions for R&D fees:

  • Withhold the indicated amounts on the notice only one time
  • Fill in the amount of R&D fees you are withholding for each employee
  • Combine R&D fees withheld from all employees into a single R&D payment check, if possible
  • Send the R&D payment check separate from other withholding checks. Do not include other coupons/lists with the R&D payment check
  • Do not use electronic funds transfer or electronic data interchange
  • Do not add employees who are not listed or list an employee again even if they have more than one support order
  • Withhold for R&D fees AFTER all other support withholdings, if CCPA limits allow

Make check out to WI SCTF and mail to:

PO BOX 74400
Milwaukee, WI 53274-0400