How to Add a Payee

A guide on how to add payees to your Fingercheck account

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Written by Jeffrey Mo
Updated over a week ago

Payees in Fingercheck are agencies to whom an employer must send money for an employee who has debts. Typically, these debts come to an employer as a court notice and can come in many different formats, such as Child Support, Income Withholding, or Wage Garnishment. To establish direct deposit or generate a check, you must set up payee information in Fingercheck.

In this article, you will learn:

  • Enter a new payee

  • How to use payee information

  • Print an agency check after running payroll

  • Generate Agency Checks report

Enter a new payee

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator.

  2. Click the SETUP tab > Payroll > Payees.

  3. Click Add.

  4. Complete the fields, which are described in the table below.

  5. Click Save.




An abbreviated name for the payee.

In combination with the Description field, this makes up the full name of the payee as displayed in other areas of Fingercheck.


A short descriptive name for the payee (who will receive the payment).

Payee Type

Select the type of agency this payee is.


This list contains pre-made templates for U.S. agencies for electronic child support. If the payee matches one of these agencies, select it here. Otherwise, leave this optional field empty.

Address 1

The Address 1 line of the payee's mailing address.

Address 2

The Address 2 line of the payee's mailing address.


The city of the payee's mailing address.


The state of the payee's payee's mailing address.


The zip code of the payee's mailing address.

Pay Method

The method of payment. The options are:

  • Check: Have Fingercheck generate an agency check for every payroll that has a deduction with this payee. You can access agency checks on the Payroll dashboard after you complete a payroll run.

  • DirectDeposit: Have Fingercheck send payments directly to the payee's bank account.

ABA Number

(For the DirectDeposit pay method only) The ABA Number of the Payee's Bank Account.

Account Number

(For the DirectDeposit pay method only) The account number of the payee's bank account.

Account Type

(For the DirectDeposit pay method only) The account type of the payee's bank account.

fips Code

(For the DirectDeposit pay method only) The FIPS code of the payee's bank account (if necessary).

Use payee information

You will need to connect the payee to the employee deduction by one of the following ways:

  • On the deduction code if the payee applies to all employees using that deduction.

  • On the employee's file if the payee and deduction applies to a specific employee.

To apply a payee to a deduction code, edit the Payee field deduction code. (Go to SETUP > Payroll > Deductions. For more information, see How to create Deduction Codes.)

To apply a payee for a specific employee's deduction:

  1. Go to the EMPLOYEES tab.

  2. Click the employee’s name to open their details.

  3. Select Payroll > Deductions.

  4. Click the Edit icon (pencil) for the deduction. (Or click Add to create a new deduction.)

  5. Edit the Payee field.

  6. Click Save.

Print an agency check after running payroll

If an employee's wages are garnished (for example, for child support) and electronic processing is not set up, you must print and mail a check to the agency. The following procedure describes how to print the check from Fingercheck.

For an added monthly fee, Fingercheck can process agency payments through direct deposit.

  1. Log in to Fingercheck as an Administrator.

  2. Click on the PAYROLL tab.

  3. Click Agency Checks.

  4. In the pop-up window that appears, select a payroll, and click Continue.

  5. In the next window that appears, select the check, and click Print.

Generate Agency Checks report

You can create a custom report listing all Agency Checks processed with payroll.

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator.

  2. Hover over the REPORTS tab.

  3. Select Company.

  4. Click Custom+.

  5. Scroll through the reports or enter agency in the search field.

  6. Click Select to select the AgencyChks report.

  7. Enter Report details

    1. Code should be a quick reference name for the report.

    2. Name can be renamed, but typically should remain the same unless you create multiple reports with similar data.

    3. Default Export Type to export report as PDF, Excel, .CSV, etc.

  8. Click Start.

  9. Drag and drop agency check details that should be included in the report.

  10. Click Save Report.

For more details on creating custom reports with Fingercheck, check out How to Create a Custom Report

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