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1After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Current Liabilities and PayrollAfter studying this chapter, you should be able to:Describe and illustrate current liabilities related to accounts payable, current portion of long-term debt, and notes payable.Determine employer liabilities for payroll, including liabilities arising from employee earnings and deductions from earnings.Describe the payroll accounting systems that use a payroll register, employee earnings records, and a general journal.Describe the accounting treatment for contingent liabilities and journalize entries for product warranties.
2Objective 111-1Describe and illustrate current liabilities related to accounts payable, current portion of long-term debt, and notes payable.Liabilities that are to be paid out of current assets and are due within a short time, usually within one year, are called current liabilities.Accounts payableCurrent portion of long-term debtNotes payable
3Accounts payable arise from purchasing goods or services for use in a company’s operations or for purchasing merchandise for resale.11-1Long-term liabilities are often paid back in periodic payments, called installments. Installments that are due within the coming year must be classified as a current liability.The total amount of the installments due after the coming year is classified as a long-term liability.
4Short-Term Notes Payable11-1A firm issues a 90-day, 12% note for $1,000, dated August 1, 2008 to Murray Co. for a $1,000 overdue account.Aug. 1 Accounts Payable—Murray CoNotes PayableIssued a 90-day, 12% note on account.
511-1On October 30, when the note matures, the firm pays the $1,000 principal plus $30 interest ($1,000 x 12% x 90/360).Oct. 30 Notes PayableInterest Expense 30 00Paid principal and interest on note.Cash
611-1On May 1, Bowden Co. (borrower) purchased merchandise on account from Coker Co. (creditor), $10,000, 2/10, n/30. The merchandise cost Coker Co. $7,500.
811-1Accounts Payable 10,000Notes Payable 10,000Description Debit CreditBowden Co. (Borrower)Notes Receivable 10,000Accounts Receivable 10,000Coker Co. (Creditor)Description Debit CreditOn May 3, Bowden Co. issued a 60-day, 12% note for $10,000 to Coker Co. on account.
911-1Notes Payable 10,000Interest Expense 200Cash 10,200Description Debit CreditBowden Co. (Borrower)Cash 10,200Interest Revenue 200Notes Receivable 10,000Coker Co. (Creditor)Description Debit CreditOn July 30, Bowden Co. paid Coker Co. the amount due on the note of May 31. Interest: $10,000 x 12% x 60/360.
1011-1On September 19, a firm borrows $4,000 from First National Bank by giving the bank a 90-day, 15% note.Sept. 19 CashNotes PayableIssued a 90-day, 15% note to the bank.
1111-1On the due date of the note (December 18), the borrower owes $4,000 plus interest of $150 ($4,000 x 15% x 90/360).Dec. 18 Notes PayableInterest ExpenseCashPaid principal and interest due on note.
12Objective 211-2Determine employer liabilities for payroll, including liabilities arising from employee earnings and deductions from earnings.11-2Payroll refers to the amount paid to employees for the services they provide during a period. It is usually significant for several reasons.Employees are sensitive to payroll errors and irregularities.The payroll is subject to various federal and state regulations.The payroll and related payroll taxes have a significant effect on the net income of most businesses.
13Wages usually refers to payment for manual labor, both skilled and unskilled. The rate of wages is normally stated on an hourly or weekly basis.11-2Salary usually refers to payment for managerial, administrative, or similar services, normally expressed in terms of a month or a year.The total earnings of an employee for a payroll period are called gross pay. From this is subtracted one or more deductions to arrive at the net pay. Net pay is the amount that the employer must pay the employee.
14Earnings at base rate (40 x $34) $1,360 McGrath Illustration11-2John T. McGrath is employed by McDermott Supply Co. at the rate of $34 per hour, plus 1.5 times the normal hourly rate for hours over 40 per week. For the week ended December 27, McGrath worked 42 hours.Earnings at base rate (40 x $34) $1,360Earnings at overtime rate (2 x $51)Total earnings $1,462
1511-2McGrath made $1,462 for the week ending December 27. Since McGrath’s W-4 claims one withholding allowance, $67 (the assumed standard withholding allowance) is deducted from his gross pay to arrive at $1,395 ($1,462 – $67).*The actual IRS standard withholding allowance changes every year.
17McGrath Example (continued) 2McGrath Example (continued)Initial withholding $Plus [25% × ($1,395 – $653)]Total federal income taxes withheld $268.45
1811-2Example Exercise 11-2Karen Dunn’s weekly gross earnings for the present week were $2,250. Dunn has two exemptions. Using the wage bracket withholding table in Exhibit 3 (Slide 16) with a $67 standard withholding allowance for each exemption, what is Dunn’s federal income tax withholding?
192 Follow My Example 11-2 Total wage payment $2,250 Example Exercise 11-2 (continued)2Follow My Example 11-2Total wage payment $2,250One allowance (provided by IRS) $67Multiplied by allowances claimed on W-4 ×Amount subject to withholding $2,116Initial withholding from wage bracket in Exh. 3 $302.96Plus additional withholding: 28% of excess over $1, *Federal income tax withholding $466.20*28% × ($2,116 – $1,533)For Practice: PE 11-2A, PE 11-2B
20FICA Tax11-2The amount of FICA tax withheld is the employees’ contribution to two federal programs. The first program, called social security, is for old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI). The second program, called Medicare, is health insurance for senior citizens.
21John T. McGrath’s FICA Tax 2John T. McGrath’s FICA TaxJohn T. Mcgrath’s annual earnings prior to the payroll period ending on December 27 total $99,038.Earnings subject to 6% social security tax ($100,000 – $99,038) $ 962Social security tax rate × 6%Social security tax $57.72Earnings subject to 1.5% Medicare tax $1,462Medicare tax rate × 1.5% Medicare taxTotal FICA tax $79.65
22John T. McGrath’s Net Pay 2John T. McGrath’s Net PayGross earnings for the week $1, Deductions:Social security tax (Slide 21) $Medicare tax (Slide 21) 21.93Federal income tax (Slide 17)Retirement savings 20.00United WayTotal deductionsNet pay $1,088.90
232Example Exercise 11-3Employee Net PayKaren Dunn’s weekly gross earnings for the week ending Dec. 3rd were $2,250, and her federal income tax withholding was $ Prior to this week Dunn had earned $98,000 for the year. Assuming the social security rate is 6% on the first $100,000 of annual earnings and Medicare is 1.5% of all earnings, what is Dunn’s net pay?
242 Follow My Example 11-3 Total wage payment $2,250.00 Example Exercise 11-3 (continued)2Follow My Example 11-3Total wage payment $2,250.00Less: Federal income tax withholdingEarnings subject to social security tax ($100,000 – $98,000) $2,000Social security tax rate × 6%Social security taxMedicare tax ($2,250 × 1.5%)Net pay $1,630.06For Practice: PE 11-3A, PE 11-3B
25Employer’s Federal Payroll Taxes11-211-2Employers are required to contribute to the social security and Medicare programs for each employee. The employer must match the employee’s contribution to each program.
26A Federal Unemployment Tax of 6.2% is levied on employers only to provide for temporary unemployment to those who become unemployed as a result of layoffs due to economic causes beyond their control. This tax applies to only the first $7,000 of the earnings of each covered employee during a calendar year.11-211-2Employers in most states also must pay a state unemployment tax for unemployed workers. A few states require employee contributions. The state plan is designed to reward firms with stable employment, so the tax rate varies from state to state and employer to employer.
27Objective 311-3The payroll register is a multicolumn report used for summarizing the data for each payroll period. The last two columns of the payroll register are used to accumulate the total wages or salaries to be debited to various expense accounts. The process is usually called payroll distribution.Describe payroll accounting systems that use a payroll register, employee earnings records, and a general journal.
30Recording Employees’ Earnings 11-3 Recording Employees’ Earnings11-3Dec. 27 Sales Salaries ExpenseOffice Salaries ExpenseSocial Security Tax PayableMedicare Tax PayableEmployees’ Federal Inc. Tax PayRetirement Savings Ded. PayableUnited Way Deductions PayableAccounts Receivable—Fred ElrodSalaries PayablePayroll for week ended December 27.
31Provide the journal entry for the period’s payroll. 11-3Example Exercise 11-4The payroll register of Chen Engineering Services indicates $900 of social security withheld and $225 of Medicare tax withheld on total salaries of $15,000 for the period. Federal withholding for the period totaled $2,925.Provide the journal entry for the period’s payroll.
32Social Security Tax Payable 900 Medicare Tax Payable 225 11-3Follow My Example 11-4Salaries Expense 15,000Social Security Tax Payable 900Medicare Tax Payable 225Federal Withholding Tax Payable 2,925Salaries Payable 10,950For Practice: PE 11-4A, PE 11-4B
33Recording and Paying Payroll Taxes11-3Assume that in Exhibit 5 the earnings subject to state and federal unemployment compensation taxes are $2,710. In addition, assume a SUTA rate of 5.4% and a FUTA rate of 0.8%. What is the rate for each of the following?
34Data for McDermott Supply Co. payroll for the week ending December 27: 11-3Data for McDermott Supply Co. payroll for the week ending December 27:Social security tax $Medicare taxState unemployment compensation tax (5.4% x $2,710)Federal unemployment compensation tax (0.8% x $2,710)Total payroll tax expense $1,019.62
3511-3McDermott Supply Co.’s payroll entry on December 27 is recorded as follows:Dec. 27 Payroll Tax ExpenseSocial Security Tax PayableMedicare Tax PayableState Unemployment Tax PayableFederal Unemployment Tax PayPayroll taxes for week ended December 27.
363 Example Exercise 11-5 Journalize Payroll Taxes The payroll register of Chen Engineering Services indicates $900 of social security withheld and $225 of Medicare tax withheld on total salaries of $15,000 for the period. Assume earnings subject to state and federal unemployment compensation taxes are $5,250, at the federal rate of 0.8% and state tax of 5.4%.Provide the journal entry to record the payroll tax expense for the period.
373 Follow My Example 11-5 Payroll Tax Expense………………………….. 1,450.50 Example Exercise 11-5 (continued)3Follow My Example 11-5Payroll Tax Expense………………………….. 1,450.50Social Security Tax Payable……………Medicare Tax Payable……………………State Unemployment Tax Payable($5,250 × 5.4%)…………………………Federal Unemployment Tax Payable($5,250 × 0.8%)…………………………For Practice: PE 11-5A, PE11-5B
3811-3A detailed payroll record is maintained for each employee. This record is called an employee’s earnings record.At the end of each pay period, payroll checks are prepared. Each check includes a detachable statement showing the details of how the net pay was computed.
42Objective 511-5Describe the accounting treatment for contingent liabilities and journalize entries for product warranties.Some past transactions will result in liabilities if certain events occur in the future. These potential obligations are called contingent liabilities.
43Contingent Liabilities11-5During June, a company sells a product for $60,000 on which there is a 36-month warranty. Past experience indicates that the average cost to repair defects is 5% of the sales price over the warranty price.June 30 Product Warranty ExpenseProduct Warranty PayableWarranty expenses projected for June, 5% of $60,000.
4411-5If a customer required a $200 part replacement on August 16, the entry would be:Aug. 16 Product Warranty PayableSuppliesReplaced defective part under warranty.
45Quick assets Current liabilities Quick Ratio = Quick Ratio11-5Noble Co. Hart Co.Quick assets:Cash $147,000 $120,000Accounts receivable (net) 84, ,000Total $231,000 $592,000Current liabilities $220,000 $740,000Quick assetsCurrent liabilitiesQuick Ratio =The quick ratio or acid-test ratio can be used to evaluate a firm’s ability to pay its current liabilities within a short period of time.
46Quick assets Current liabilities Quick Ratio = $231,000 $220,000 Quick Ratio11-5Noble Co. Hart Co.Quick assets:Cash $147,000 $120,000Accounts receivable (net) 84, ,000Total $231,000 $592,000Current liabilities $220,000 $740,000Quick assetsCurrent liabilitiesQuick Ratio =Noble Company =$231,000$220,000= 1.05
47Quick assets Current liabilities Quick Ratio = $592,000 $740,000 11-5Noble Co. Hart Co.Quick assets:Cash $147,000 $120,000Accounts receivable (net) 84, ,000Total $231,000 $592,000Current liabilities $220,000 $740,000Quick assetsCurrent liabilitiesQuick Ratio =Hart Company =$592,000$740,000= 0.80
48Interpretation11-5Noble Company is in a better quick ratio position than Hart Company. By having a quick ratio in excess of 1, Noble Company has quick assets sufficient to cover the company’s current liabilities. This is not true for Hart Company.