(solution) Payrex Co. has six employees. All are paid on a

(solution) Payrex Co. has six employees. All are paid on a

Payrex Co. has six employees. All are paid on a weekly basis. For the payroll period ending January 7, total employee earnings were $12,500, all of which were subject to SUTA, FUTA, Social Security, and Medicare taxes. The SUTA tax rate in Payrex’s state is 5.4%, but Payrex qualifies for a rate of 2.0% because of its good record of providing regular employment to its employees. Other employer payroll taxes are at the rates described in the chapter. REQUIRED 1. Calculate Payrex’s FUTA, SUTA, Social Security, and Medicare taxes for the week ended January 7. 2. Prepare the journal entry for Payrex’s payroll taxes for the week ended January 7. 3. What amount of payroll taxes did Payrex save because of its good employment record?