WHY DID I GET A NOTICE ABOUT AN ANNUAL SUPPORT FEE?
Indiana’s Child Support Bureau sends a notice to all individuals who have a child support case with ongoing child support obligations (a current child support order) or past-due support owed as of January 1 of the current year. The notice provides information about the Annual Support Fee, the amount of Annual Support Fees owed (including unpaid fees from previous years), and information on how to pay the Annual Support Fee. If the entire amount owed is not paid before the date listed in the notice, CSB may issue an income withholding order to the individual’s employer to have the fee withheld from income.
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL SUPPORT FEE?
The Annual Support Fee is a once-a-year administrative fee for processing child support payments. The Annual Support Fee is $55.00 per child support case.
IS REQUIRED TO PAY THE ANNUAL SUPPORT FEE?
Anyone ordered to pay child support in Indiana is required to pay the Annual Support Fee. The Annual Support Fee is assessed under state law, per IC 33-37-5-6 and IC 31-16-15, each year for every child support case in Indiana, and is assessed to the person ordered to pay child support. The Annual Support Fee is charged every year, even after child support is stopped, where there is any outstanding past due support owed as of January 1st.
WHY IS THERE AN ANNUAL SUPPORT FEE?
The purpose of the Annual Support Fee is to help cover the expense to the state, and to taxpayers, for the maintenance of the case/court order. This fee helps to pay expenses such as: the cost of processing payments, postage for mailings, staff, etc.
HOW TO PAY THE ANNUAL SUPPORT FEE?
By Credit or Debit Card Online
The Annual Support Fees can be paid by credit card through our online payment service at www.childsupportbillpay.com/Indiana. Select “Annual Support fee ASFE” option. Fees apply.
By Check or Money Order
*Checks or money orders for the Annual Support Fee payments should be made payable to the Indiana State Central Collection Unit (INSCCU) and mailed to:
INSCCU - ASFE
PO Box 6271
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6271
*To ensure proper credit, Annual Support Fee payments must be clearly marked as ASFE and should be sent in as a separate payment (do not include on the same check as your regular child support payment).
Cash payments of the annual support fee can be made via MoneyGram at participating retailers (including Walmart, CVS, and Kroger). Use Receive Code 18860 to apply your payment to the annual support fee. Cash payments of the annual support fee are assessed a $3.99 fee.
For general questions about Annual Support Fees, please call the Kidsline at 800-840-8757.