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CALCULATION AND JOURNAL ENTRY FOR EMPLOYER PAYROLL TAXES Portions of the payroll register for Barney’s Bagels for the week ended July 15 are shown below. The SUTA tax rate is 5.4%, and the FUTA tax rate is 0.6%, both of which are levied on the first $7,000 of earnings. The Social Security tax rate is 6.2% on the first $128,400 of earnings. The Medicare rate is 1.45% on gross earnings.

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Calculate the employer’s payroll taxes expense and prepare the journal entry to record the employer’s payroll taxes expense for the week ended July 15 of the current year.

To determine

Calculate the employer’s payroll taxes expense and prepare the journal entry to record the employer’s payroll taxes expense for the week ended July 15 of the current year.

Explanation

Payroll tax:

Payroll tax refers to the tax that are equally contributed by employees and employer based on the salary and wages of an employee. Payroll tax includes taxes like federal tax, local income tax, state tax, social security tax and federal and state unemployment tax.

Calculate the employer’s payroll taxes expense.

(Figure 1)

Therefore, the total employer payroll taxes are $1,563.30.

Prepare the journal entry to record the employer’s payroll taxes expense for the week ended July 15 of the current year.

DateAccount Title and explanationPost. refDebit ($)Credit ($)
July 15Payroll tax expense 1,563.30 
 FICA-Social Security taxes payable  756.40
 FICA-Medicare Taxes payable  176...

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