Alpine Company pays its employees time-and-a-half for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The information available from time cards and employees’ individual earnings records for the pay period ended October 14 is shown in the following chart: Taxable earnings for Social Security are based on the first $113,700. Taxable earnings for Medicare are based on all earnings. Taxable earnings for federal and state unemployment are based on the first $7,000. Required 1. Complete the payroll register using the wage-bracket income tax withholding table in Figure 3 (pages 331–332). The Social Security tax rate is 6.2 percent, and the Medicare tax rate is 1.45 percent. Assume that all employees are married. In the payroll register, begin payroll checks with No. 3945. 2. Prepare a general journal entry to record the payroll. The firm’s general ledger contains a Wages Expense account and a Wages Payable account. 3. Assuming that the firm has transferred funds from its regular bank account to its special payroll bank account and that this entry has been made, prepare a general journal entry to record the payment of wages.

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Chapter 7, Problem 3PA
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Alpine Company pays its employees time-and-a-half for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The information available from time cards and employees’ individual earnings records for the pay period ended October 14 is shown in the following chart:

Chapter 7, Problem 3PA, Alpine Company pays its employees time-and-a-half for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The

Taxable earnings for Social Security are based on the first $113,700. Taxable earnings for Medicare are based on all earnings. Taxable earnings for federal and state unemployment are based on the first $7,000.

Required

  1. 1. Complete the payroll register using the wage-bracket income tax withholding table in Figure 3 (pages 331–332). The Social Security tax rate is 6.2 percent, and the Medicare tax rate is 1.45 percent. Assume that all employees are married. In the payroll register, begin payroll checks with No. 3945.
  2. 2. Prepare a general journal entry to record the payroll. The firm’s general ledger contains a Wages Expense account and a Wages Payable account.
  3. 3. Assuming that the firm has transferred funds from its regular bank account to its special payroll bank account and that this entry has been made, prepare a general journal entry to record the payment of wages.

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