Maria Garza s regular hourly wage rate is 16 and she
Maria Garza’s regular hourly wage rate is $16, and she receives a wage of 1½ times the regular hourly rate for work in excess of 40 hours. During a March weekly pay period, Maria worked 42 hours. Her gross earnings prior to the current week were $6,000. Maria is married and claims three withholding allowances. Her only voluntary deduction is for group hospitalization insurance at $25 per week.

(a) Compute the following amounts for Maria’s wages for the current week.
(1) Gross earnings.
(2) FICA taxes. (Assume a 7.65% rate on maximum of $110,100.)
(3) Federal income taxes withheld. (Use the withholding table in the text, page 535.)
(4) State income taxes withheld. (Assume a 2.0% rate.)
(5) Net pay.
(b) Record Maria’s pay.

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