Mr. Belolan Determine importance of payroll accounting Explain types of deductions from employees’ gross earnings Prepare a payroll register, employees record Identify tax reports that are prepared regularly by the employer Question: For those of you who receive a paycheck for a job, what are some deductions? FICA, state, local Is that the employer’s money? 1. 2. 3. Payroll -- list of all employees and payments due Pay Period -- amount of time for which you are paid Payroll Clerk -- person who prepares payroll 1. 2. Gross Earnings -- total money earned Net Earnings -- your pay after taxes; -- “Take Home Pay” You make $7.25 per hour You worked 35 hours this week How much is your gross pay? $7.25 x 35 = $257.35 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Salary -- fixed amount yearly -- unlimited hours worked Hourly Wage -- pay per hour Piece Rate -- paid per unit produced Commission -- pay is % of sales Overtime -- pay for hours beyond regular work week (usually 40hr/wk) What is the typical overtime pay rate? Time and one half (1 ½) EX: If you make $10/hr, your overtime rate is $10 x 1.5 = $15/hr! Can you make more? Examples? Federal Income Tax Based mainly on annual income Employer “holds” money for government aka: holding agent Depends on marital status, number of exemptions and gross income FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act Social Security Deduction is 6.20% Medicare Deduction is 1.45% Tax combines both Social Security and Medicare deductions (total 7.65%) This is a matching tax paid by you and your employer! Local Tax = 1.55% for residents of Central Columbia School District (1.05% to school and .50% to municipality) State Income Tax = Varies by State, PA is 3.7% What is the difference between gross and net pay? Describe three types of pay. What two taxes does FICA cover? Why is FICA considered a matching tax?