(1) In November, gross earnings at the Humpty Dumpty Riding Company were $100,000. All earnings are subject to 7.65% FICA taxes. Federal income tax withheld was $20,000, and State income tax withheld was $1,600. (1) Calculate net pay for November and, (2) record the payroll.
(2) In March, the payroll supervisor determines that gross earnings for Horseless Carriage Rides are $120,000. All earnings are subject to 7.65% FICA taxes, 5.4% state unemployment taxes and, .8% Federal unemployment taxes. Journalize the employers payroll taxes.
(3) The employee payroll records indicate the following total earnings for 2 employees through the pay period ending December 10.
Jim Smith $93,500 Lonnie Marshall $108,100
For the pay period ending December 31, 2015, each employeesâ€™ gross earnings are $4,500. The FICA tax rate is 7.65% on earnings up to $110,100. In other words, any income above $110,100 is not subject to FICA tax. Though we are not concerned with Medicare in this problem, Medicare is 1.45% of earnings with no limit.
Calculate the FICA withholdings that should be made for each employee for December 31.