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CHAPTER 13 Preparing Payroll Records. OBJECTIVES: n Define accounting terms related to payroll records n Identify accounting practices related to payroll.

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1 CHAPTER 13 Preparing Payroll Records

2 OBJECTIVES: n Define accounting terms related to payroll records n Identify accounting practices related to payroll records n Complete a payroll time card n Calculate payroll taxes n Complete payroll register and an employee earnings record n Prepare payroll checks

3 Ways Employees Are Paid n Salary - $ per week, month, or year n Wages - $ per hour n Pay Period - How often an employee is paid - usually bi-weekly, can be weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly n Payroll - The total amount earned by all employees for a pay period n Overtime Pay: increased pay for extra hours worked, either 8+ hours per day or 40+ hours per week Usually not eligible if salaried n Payroll time cards: –Record the time employees work –Time is recorded to nearest quarter hour

4 CH 13-1: Preparing Payroll Time Cards n Must keep special payroll records to support the recording of payroll transactions in a journal: 1.Employee earnings record – individual 2.Payroll register – all employees n Records are used: –To inform employees of their annual earnings –For business to prepare payroll records for government


6 CALCULATING EMPLOYEE HOURS WORKED 1.Calculate regular hours. 2.Calculate overtime hours. 3.Add Hours Reg and Hours OT columns and enter totals. 4.Add Hours column Lesson 13-1, page 313 **Round times to nearest quarter hour

7 Gross Pay (total before deductions) = Hours X Rate Gross Pay (total before deductions) = Hours X Rate n Employee A worked 40 hours and was paid $8.00 an hour. 40 x 8 = $ Gross Pay n Employee B worked 40 regular hours and 2 overtime hours at $8.00 an hour. 40 x 8 = $ Regular 2 x 12 = Overtime (OT = $8 x 1.5 = $12) $ Gross Pay n Net Pay = Gross Pay – Deductions

8 CALCULATING EMPLOYEE TOTAL EARNINGS Lesson 13-1, page Enter the rate for overtime. 1. Enter the rate for regular time. 4. Calculate overtime earnings. OT hours * OT Rate 2. Calculate regular earnings. Reg hours * Reg rate 5.Calculate Total Earnings. ***AKA*** Gross Pay or Gross Earnings

9 T ERMS REVIEW salary pay period payroll total earnings TO DO: Work Together, pg 315 On your own, pg 315

10 CHAPTER 13-2: Determining Payroll Tax Withholdings n Payroll taxes: taxes based on payroll of the business n Business is required by law to withhold certain payroll taxes from employee salaries n All are based on employee total earnings  must keep accurate and detailed records –Errors  incorrect tax payments  state and federal government penalties n Liability for the employer until paid to government

11 Employee Income Tax: n Must withhold federal income taxes from total earnings n Forwarded periodically to federal government n Many states also require state income taxes withheld Employer must keep payroll records for: –Federal Government –State Government –County Government –Local Government

12 Form W-4: Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate n Withholding allowance: deduction from total earnings for each person legally supported by tax payer, including employee n Must be filled out by every employee  kept current n Determines amount employer withholds from the employee’s pay check.

13 Five Filing Statuses – to determine amount of tax withheld n Single n Married n Married Filing Separately n Widow/Widower n Head of Household

14 ITEM 7 on W-4 n Claiming Exemption from Withholding for certain low- income, part-time employees n Employer would not withhold income tax because you would owe none at the end of the year. n Must STILL fill out W-4 n TO qualify: 1.Cannot earn over $700 2.Cannot have earned any interest or dividends 3.Cannot be claimed by another person 4.International student / foreign employee from temporary visa

15 EMPLOYEE’S WITHHOLDING ALLOWANCE CERTIFICATE Marital Status 1. Name and Address4.Withholding Allowances 2.Social Security Number 5.Signature and Date


17 EMPLOYEE’S INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING—MARRIED PERSONS Lesson 13-2, page At leastBut Less than 1,1201,140 Selby: Married $

18 Payroll Taxes Paid by Employee n FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) –Social Security 6.5% (old-age, survivors, disability) –Medicare 1.5% (hospital insurance) –Total 8% (paid by both employee AND employer) n Tax Base for 1997 is $65,400 (used for book) $97, $102,000 n Medicare – proportional at all levels (no tax base) n Federal Income Tax –Rates are from 15% to 38.6 % –Amount Paid depends on: Exemptions claimed Filing Status Gross Pay n State Income Tax - PA 2.8% n Local Income Tax – Upper Saucon 1% - Lower Saucon 2%

19 Taxes Paid by Employer n Social Security and Medicare - Same rate as employee n Federal Unemployment – 0.8% (first $7000) n State Unemployment – 5.4% (first $7000) –(more details later)

20 EMPLOYEE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TAX Total Social SecuritySocial Security Earnings  Tax Rate=Tax Deduction Total MedicareMedicare Earnings  Tax Rate=Tax Deduction   Calculate Social Security Tax Deduction   Calculate Medicare Tax Deduction $1,  6.5%=$73.91 $1,  1.5%=$17.06

21 T ERMS REVIEW payroll taxes withholding allowance social security tax Medicare tax tax base *************************** TO DO: Work Together, 321 On your own, 321 Application Problems 13-1, 13-2, pg 331

22 Chapter 13-3: Preparing Payroll Records n Payroll Register: Summarizes Gross & Net Pay and deductions for all employees for 1 payroll period. n Remember: Partners are not employees and are not paid salaries – how are they paid???? *****Payroll is an expense of the business*****

23 PAYROLL REGISTER Employee Personal Data 1. Pay Period Date 4.Earnings 2.Payment Date 5.Federal Income Tax Social Security Tax Total Deductions 8. Health Insurance 11.Net Pay 9.Other Deductions 12.Total, Prove, and Rule 7. Medicare Tax 13. Check Number

24 Voluntary/Other Deductions – Column 8 n Union dues - U n Savings /Retirement – S or R n Insurance – Life - L n United Way - UW n US Savings Bonds - B n Company Stock options n Health, Travel fund, etc. n Anything employer and employee agree upon.

25 Employee Earnings Record n Business form used to record details affecting payments made to each employee n New record prepared each quarter for each employee n Info needed to prepare it is taken from the payroll register n Must send quarterly reports to government agencies showing: –Employee taxable earnings –Taxes withheld

26 EMPLOYEE EARNINGS RECORDS Lesson 13-3, page Beginning Accumulated Earnings 1. Last day of Quarter 4.Pay Period 5.Earnings, Deductions, Net Pay Updated Accumulated Earnings = Acc. Earnings + TOTAL earnings 7. Total and Prove 2.Employee Personal Data 5

27 T ERMS REVIEW payroll register net pay employee earnings record TO DO: Work Together, pg 326 On your own, pg 326 Lesson 13-3, page 326

28 Chapter 13-4: Preparing Payroll Checks n A separate checking account is set up for payroll. n One check is made out for the TOTAL net wages and deposited into the payroll checking account. n Then individual checks are made to each employee from this account. n Helps to protect and control payroll payments n INFO is taken from payroll register

29 PAYROLL BANK ACCOUNT 1 1.Prepare the check stub. 2 2.Prepare the check. Lesson 13-4, page 327

30 Voucher check n This is a check with a description of the attached check. n An employer must give an employee a voucher check for his wages. –It must show gross pay (regular and overtime), deductions, and net pay. n Employee's Earnings Record: –This is a record of one employee’s pay for the entire quarter.

31 EMPLOYEE’S PAYROLL CHECK 1 1.Enter on check stub information from payroll register. 2 2.Prepare employee’s payroll check for net amount of earnings. Lesson 13-4, page 328

32 Automatic Check Deposit n The employee authorizes the employer to deposit his payroll check into a particular checking or savings account. n EFT: Electronic Fund Transfer n A check is never made out; it is a computer transaction. n The employee receives a check stub with payroll information.

33 n TO DO: n Work Together, pg 329 n On your own, pg 329 n Application Problems 13-3, 13-4, pg

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