# Payroll entries Urban Window Company had gross wages of $320,000 during the week ended July 15. The amount of wages subject to social security tax was$320,000, while the amount of wages subject to federal and state unemployment taxes was $40,000. Tax rates are as follows: The total amount withheld from employee wages for federal taxes was$75,200. a. Journalize the entry to record the payroll for the week of July 15. b. Journalize the entry to record the payroll tax expense incurred for the week of July 15.

### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

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### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 11, Problem 14E
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## Payroll entriesUrban Window Company had gross wages of $320,000 during the week ended July 15. The amount of wages subject to social security tax was$320,000, while the amount of wages subject to federal and state unemployment taxes was $40,000. Tax rates are as follows:The total amount withheld from employee wages for federal taxes was$75,200. a. Journalize the entry to record the payroll for the week of July 15. b. Journalize the entry to record the payroll tax expense incurred for the week of July 15.

a.

To determine

Journalize the entry to payroll for the week of July 15.

### Explanation of Solution

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 employeesâ€™ 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.

Prepare journal entry to record the payroll for the week of July 15.

 Date Accounts and Explanation Post Ref Debit ($) Credit ($) July 15 Wages Expense Â 320,000 Â Â Â Â Social Security Taxes Payable (1) Â Â 19,200 Medicare Taxes Payable (2) 4,800 Employee Federal Income Taxes Payable 75,200 Wages payable 220,800 Â Â Â Â (To record salaries expense and payroll withholdings) Â Â Â

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b.

To determine

Journalize the payroll taxes expense incurred for the week of July 15.

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