27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094




27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

Journalize period payroll

The payroll register of Ruggerio Co. indicates $10,500 of social security withheld and 52,625 of Medicare tax withheld on total salaries of $175,000 for the period. Federal withholding for the period totaled 534,650.

Provide the journal entry for the period's payroll.

To determine

Payroll: The total payment that a company is required to pay to its employee for the services received is called as payroll.

Payroll withholding deduction: The amounts which the employer withheld from employees’ gross pay to deduct taxes such as federal income tax, state income tax, local income tax, and social security tax are called payroll withholding deduction.

To Journalize: The entry to record period’s payroll.


  • Salaries expense is an expense and it decreases equity value. So, debit it by $175,000.
  • Social security taxes payable is a liability and it is increased. So, credit it by $10,500.
  • Medicare taxes payable is a liability and it is increased...

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