Payroll distribution The total wages and salaries earned by all employees of Cutler Manufacturing…

Payroll distribution

The total wages and salaries earned by all employees of Cutler Manufacturing Company during the month of March, as shown in the labor cost summary and the schedule of fixed administrative and sales salaries, are classified as follows:

Direct labor

$625,125

Indirect labor

162,120

Administrative salaries

140,200

Sales salaries

172,500

Total wages earned

1,099,945

a. Prepare a journal entry to distribute the wages earned during March.

b. What is the total amount of payroll taxes that will be imposed on the employer for the payroll, assuming that two administrative employees with combined earnings this period of $3,000 have exceeded $8,000 in earnings prior to the period?