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Payroll for piece-rate wage system

WTA Manufacturing Company operates on a modified wage plan. During one week’s operation, the following direct labor costs were incurred:

 

 

Units Completed

EmployeePiece Rate per

100 Units

M

T

W

T

F

J Jankovic

$1.20

6,800

7,100

6,500

8,000

4,800

M Sharapova

1.1

6,300

6,400

2,900

2,800

7,000

S Williams

1.3

6,200

6,100

7,100

6,000

2,800

The employees are machine operators. Piece rates vary with the kind of product being produced. A minimum of $70 per day is guaranteed each employee by union contract.

Required:

1. Compute the weekly earnings for Jankovic, Sharapova, and Williams.

2. Prepare journal entries to:

a. Record the week’s payroll, assuming that none of the employees has achieved the maximum base wage for FICA taxes.

b. Record payment of the payroll.

c. Record the employer’s share of payroll taxes, assuming that none of the employees has achieved the maximum base wage for FICA or unemployment taxes.