During January, Luxury Cruise Lines incurs employee salaries of $3 million. Withholdings in January are $229,500 for the employee portion of FICA, $450,000 for federal income tax, $187,500 for state income tax, and $30,000 for the employee portion of health insurance (payable to Blue Cross/Blue Shield). The company incurs an additional $186,000 for federal and state unemployment tax and $90,000 for the employer portion of health insurance.
1. Record the employee salary expense, withholdings, and salaries payable.
2. Record the employer-provided fringe benefits.
3. Record the employer payroll taxes.