The payroll of Ivanhoe Company for September 2016 is as follows.
Total payroll was $444,000, of which $108,000 is exempt from Social Security tax because it represented amounts paid in excess of $118,500 to certain employees. The amount paid to employees in excess of $7,000 was $394,000. Income taxes in the amount of $79,200 were withheld, as was $9,600 in union dues. The state unemployment tax is 3.5%, but Ivanhoe Company is allowed a credit of 2.3% by the state for its unemployment experience. Also, assume that the current FICA tax is 7.65% on an employee’s wages to $118,500 and 1.45% in excess of $118,500. No employee for Ivanhoe makes more than $125,000. The federal unemployment tax rate is 0.8% after state credit.
Prepare the necessary journal entries if the wages and salaries paid and the employer payroll taxes are recorded separately.