### Unemployment compensation taxes

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The following information about the payroll for the week ended December 30 was obtained from the records of Qualitech Co.:

 Salaries: Deductions: Sales salaries \$350,000 Income tax withheld \$118,800 Warehouse salaries 180,000 Social security tax withheld 40,500 Office salaries 145,000 Medicare tax withheld 10,125 \$675,000 U.S. savings bonds 14,850 Group insurance 12,150 \$196,425

Tax rates assumed:

Social security, 6%

Medicare, 1.5%

State unemployment (employer only), 5.4%

Federal unemployment (employer only), 0.8%

Instructions

1. Assuming that the payroll for the last week of the year is to be paid on December 31, journalize the following entries:

a. December 30, to record the payroll.

b. December 30, to record the employer's payroll taxes on the payroll to be paid on December 31. Of the total payroll for the last week of the year, \$35,000 is subject to unemployment compensation taxes.

2. Assuming that the payroll for the last week of the year is to be paid on January 5 of the following fiscal year, journalize the following entries:

a. December 30, to record the payroll.

b. January 5, to record the employer's payroll taxes on the payroll to be paid on January 5. Since it is a new fiscal year, all \$675,000 in salaries is subject to unemployment compensation taxes.

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