Emily Turnbull president of Aerobic Equipment Corporation is concerned about
Emily Turnbull, president of Aerobic Equipment Corporation, is concerned about her employees’ well-being. The company offers its employees free medical, dental, and life insurance coverage. It also matches employee contributions to a voluntary retirement plan up to 6% of their salaries. Assume that no employee’s cumulative wages exceed the relevant wage bases. Payroll information for the biweekly payroll period ending January 24 is listed below.
Wages and salaries.................. $2,500,000
Employee contribution to voluntary retirement plan ...... 125,000
Medical insurance premiums paid by employer ....... 50,000
Dental insurance premiums paid by employer ......... 17,500
Life insurance premiums paid by employer .......... 8,750
Federal and state income tax withheld ........... 537,500
FICA tax rate .................... 7.65%
Federal and state unemployment tax rate ........... 6.20%

Required:
1. Record the employee salary expense, withholdings, and salaries payable.
2. Record the employer-provided fringe benefits.
3. Record the employer payroll taxes.

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