Wayland Custom Woodworking is a firm that manufactures custom cabinets and woodwork for business and residential customers. Students will have the opportunity to
establish payroll records and to complete a month of payroll information for Wayland.
Wayland Custom Woodworking is located at 1716 Nichol Street, Logan, Utah, 84321, phone number 435-555-9877. The owner is Mark Wayland. Wayland’s EIN is 91-
7444533 and his Utah Employer Account Number is 999-9290-1. Wayland has determined it will pay their employees on a semimonthly basis.
Students will complete the payroll for the final quarter of 2015, and will file fourth quarter and annual tax reports on the appropriate dates. When writing out the dollar
amount for each check, spell out all words and the cents are presented over 100, for example 50 cents would be 50/100.
Federal income tax should be computed using the percentage method tables in Appendix C. FUTA information is in the table below. The Utah state income tax rate and the
SUTA (UI) rate are in the table below.
Rounding can create a challenge. For these exercises, the rate for the individuals is not rounded. So take their salary and divide by 2,080 (52 weeks at 40 hours per week)
for full time, nonexempt employees. For example, Varden’s salary is $42,000 and is a nonexempt employee, so the calculation will be $42,000/2,080, which would give
you $20.19231 per hour. Exempt employees salaries are divided by 24 (number of payrolls for semimonthly.) For example, Chinson’s salary is $24,000 and is a full time
employee, so the calculation will be $24,000/24, which would give you $1,000. After this hourly rate is determined, than it can be applied to the number of hours worked.
After the gross pay has been calculated, round this number to only two decimal points prior to calculating taxes or other withholdings.
For the completion of this project the following information can be located in Appendix C. Students will use the Percentage method for federal income tax and the tax
tables have been provided for Utah. Both 401(k) and insurance are pretax for federal income tax and Utah income tax. Round calculations to get to final tax amounts and
401(k) contributions after calculating gross pay.