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The following accounts, with the balances indicated, appear in the ledger of Garcon Co. on December 1 of the current year:


The following transactions relating to payroll, payroll deductions, and payroll taxes occurred during December:
Dec. 2. Issued Check No. 410 for $3,400 to Jay Bank to purchase U.S. savings bonds for employees.
2. Issued Check No. 411 to Jay Bank for $27,046 in payment of $9,273 of social security tax, $2,318 of Medicare tax, and $15,455 of employees' federal income tax due.
13. Journalized the entry to record the biweekly payroll. A summary of the payroll record follows:


Dec. 13. Issued Check No. 420 in payment of the net amount of the biweekly payroll.
13. Journalized the entry to record payroll taxes on employees' earnings of December 13: social security tax, $4,632; Medicare tax, $1,158; state unemployment tax, $350; federal unemployment tax, $125.
16. Issued Check No. 424 to Jay Bank for $27,020, in payment of $9,264 of social security tax, $2,316 of Medicare tax, and $15,440 of employees' federal income tax due.
19. Issued Check No. 429 to Sims-Walker Insurance Company for $31,500 in payment of the semiannual premium on the group medical insurance policy.
27. Journalized the entry to record the biweekly payroll. A summary of the payroll record follows:


27. Issued Check No. 541 in payment of the net amount of the biweekly payroll.
27. Journalized the entry to record payroll taxes on employees' earnings of December 27: social security tax, $4,668; Medicare tax, $1,167; state unemployment tax, $225; federal unemployment tax, $75.
27. Issued Check No. 543 for $20,884 to State Department of Revenue in payment of employees' state income tax due on December 31.
31. Issued Check No. 545 to Jay Bank for $3,400 to purchase U.S. savings bonds for employees.
31. Paid $45,000 to the employee pension plan. The annual pension cost is $60,000.
(Record both the payment and unfunded pension liability.)

Instructions
1. Journalize the transactions.
2. Journalize the following adjusting entries on December 31:
a. Salaries accrued: operations salaries, $8,560; officers salaries, $5,600; office salaries, $1,400. The payroll taxes are immaterial and are not accrued.
b. Vacation pay,$15,000.


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