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Betty Williams' regular hourly wage rate is \$14.00, and she receives a wage of 1 1&#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.

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Betty Williams' regular hourly wage rate is \$14.00, and she receives a wage of 1 1&#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 ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to 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.
(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.

\$2.49