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# How do you do the payroll calculations for Betty's wages: groww earnings, FICA taxes, federal and state income taxes withheld and net pay.

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ED-1 Betty Williams' regular hourly wage rate is \$14.00, and she receives a wage of 11&#8260;2 times the regular hourly rate for work in excess of 40 hours. During a March weekly pay period Betty worked 42 hours. Her gross earnings prior to the current week were \$6,000. Betty is married and claims three withholding allowances. Her only voluntary deduction is for group hospitalization insurance at \$15.00 per week.

Instructions
(a) Compute the following amounts for Betty's wages for the current week.
(1) Gross earnings.
(2) FICA taxes. (Assume an 8% rate on maximum of \$87,900.)
(3) Federal income taxes withheld. (Use the withholding table in the text, page D6.)
(4) State income taxes withheld. (Assume a 2.0% rate.)
(5) Net pay.
(b) Record Betty's pay, assuming she is an office computer operator.

Attached is the with Holding table.

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Instructions
(a) Compute the following amounts for Betty's wages for the current week.
\$560 (40 X \$14) + \$42 (\$21 X 2) =\$602

(1) Gross earnings \$602

(2) FICA taxes. (Assume an 8% rate on maximum of \$87,900.)
\$602 X 8% ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution provides step-by-step calculations for the payroll amounts, formatted in an attached Word document.

\$2.19