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    An employee receives an hourly rate of $15, with time and a half for all hours worked in excess of 40 during the week. Payroll data for the current week are as follows: hours worked, 46; federal income tax withheld, $120; cumulative earnings for the year prior to this week, $5,500; Social security tax rate, 6% on maximum of $100,000; and Medicare tax rate, 1.5% on all earnings; state unemployment compensation tax, 3.4% on the first $7,000; federal unemployment compensation tax, .8% on the first $7,000. What is the employer's payroll tax expense?

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    The solution explains how to calculate the employer's payroll tax expense.