Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881



Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881
Textbook Problem

Payroll Taxes

During October, Seger Insurance employees earned $100,000 in wages. Social Security applied to $86,000 of these wages, while Medicare applies to all $100,000. State and federal unemployment taxes of $1,300 and $650 are owed, respectively.


Prepare the necessary journal entry for Seger to record the employer portion of these payroll taxes.

To determine

Concept introduction:


Liabilities are the obligation of the business or amount payable by the business. Liabilities can current or long term. Current liabilities are liabilities payable within the short term or business cycle of the company, for example Accounts payable for purchases and utilities payable. Long term liabilities are liabilities payable in a long period/ years, for example long term loan.

To prepare:

The Journal entry to record the payroll.


The Journal entry to record the payroll is explained as follows;

Seger Insurance
Journal Entries
Account Titles Debit Credit
Salaries Expense $ 100,000
Federal Un...

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