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Textbook Problem

JOURNALIZING AND POSTING PAYROLL ENTRIES Cascade Company has four employees. All are paid on a monthly basis. The fiscal year of the business is June 1 to May 31.

The accounts kept by Cascade include the following:

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The following transactions relating to payrolls and payroll taxes occurred during June and July:

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REQUIRED

  1. 1. Journalize the preceding transactions using a general journal.
  2. 2. Open T accounts for the payroll expenses and liabilities. Enter the beginning balances and post the transactions recorded in the journal.

1.

To determine

Prepare journal entry to record the given transactions.

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.

Prepare journal entry to record the payment of payroll tax of May on June 15.

DateAccount Title and explanationPost. refDebit ($)Credit ($)
June 15Employee Federal income tax payable2113,553 
 FICA-Social Security taxes payable2125,103 
 FICA-Medicare Taxes payable2131,197 
 Cash101 9,853
     
 (To record the deposit of employee federal income tax and Social security and Medicare taxes)   

Table (1)

  • Employee federal income tax payable is a liability and it is decreased. Hence, debit employee federal income tax payable by $3,553.
  • FICA tax – social and security tax payable is a liability and there is a decrease in the value of liability. Hence, debit the FICA tax – social and security tax payable by $5,103.
  • FICA tax – medical tax payable is a liability and there is a decrease in the value of liability. Hence, debit the FICA tax – medical tax payable by $1,197.
  • Cash is an asset and there is a decrease in the value of an asset. Hence, credit the cash by $9,853.

Prepare journal entry to record the June payroll.

DateAccount Title and explanationPost. refDebit ($)Credit ($)
June 30Wages and Salaries expense51142,000 
 Employee federal income tax payable211 3,570
 FICA-Social Security taxes payable212 2,604
 FICA-Medicare Taxes payable213 609
 Savings bonds deductions payable218 1,225
 Cash101 33,992
 (To record the payroll for the week ended June 30)   

Table (2)

  • Wages and Salaries expense is an expense account and it is increased. Hence, debit wages and salaries expense with $42,000
  • Employee Federal income tax payable is a liability and there is an increase in the value of liability. Hence, credit the employee Federal income tax payable by $3,570.
  • FICA tax – social and security tax payable is a liability and there is an increase in the value of liability. Hence, credit the FICA tax – social and security tax payable by $2,604.
  • FICA tax – medical tax payable is a liability and there is an increase in the value of liability. Hence, credit the FICA tax – medical tax payable by $609.
  • Savings bonds deductions payable is a liability and it is increased. Hence, credit savings bonds deductions payable by $1,225.
  • Cash is an asset and there is a decrease in the value of an asset. Hence, credit the cash by $33,992.

Prepare journal entry to record the purchase of bonds for employees.

DateAccount Title and explanationPost. refDebit ($)Credit ($)
June 30Savings bonds deductions payable2182,450 
     Cash101 2,450
 (To record the purchase of U.S savings bonds for employees.)   

Table (3)

  • Savings bonds deductions payable is a liability and it is decreased. Hence, debit savings bonds deductions payable by $2,450.
  • Cash is an asset and there is a decrease in the value of an asset. Hence, credit the cash by $2,450.

Prepare journal entry to record the employer payroll tax expense...

2.

To determine

Prepare T-Account for the payroll expenses and liabilities.

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