# Question: Auto Service Co pays salaries monthly on the last day

Auto Service Co. pays salaries monthly on the last day of the month. The following information is available from Auto for the month ended December 31, 2013:
Sales salaries ........... 58,000
Office salaries ............ 36,000
Assume the Social Security tax rate is 6 percent on the first \$110,000 of salaries. Rane reached the \$110,000 amount in September. His salary in December amounted to \$11,500 and is included in the \$86,000. No one else will reach the \$110,000 amount for the year. None of the employee salaries are subject to unemployment tax in December.
Other amounts withheld from salaries in December were as follows:
Federal income tax ......... \$21,500
State income tax ........... 11,200
Employee savings plan ....... 4,000

Required
a. Prepare the journal entry to record the payment of payroll on December 31, 2013.
b. Prepare the journal entry to record the payroll tax expense for Auto Service Co. for December 2013.

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