Tavella Company’s first weekly pay period of the year ends on January 8. On that date, the column totals in Tavella’s payroll register indicate its sales employees earned $34,745, its office employees earned $21,225, and its delivery employees earned $1,030 in salaries. The employees are to have withheld from their salaries FICA Social Security taxes at the rate of 6.2%, FICA Medicare taxes at the rate of 1.45%, $8,625 of federal income taxes, $1,160 of medical insurance deductions, and $138 of union dues. No employee earned more than $ 7,000 in the first pay period.
1. Calculate FICA Social Security taxes payable and FICA Medicare taxes payable. Prepare the journal entry to record Tavella Company’s January 8 (employee) payroll expenses and liabilities. (Round amounts to cents.)
2. Prepare the journal entry to record Tavella’s (employer) payroll taxes resulting from the January 8 payroll. Tavella’s merit rating reduces its state unemployment tax rate to 3.4% of the first $ 7,000 paid each employee. The federal unemployment tax rate is 0.8%. (Round amounts to cents.)