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March 6th, 2018, 02:17 PM   #1
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Sue Tomlin is paid a salary of ​\$440 per week plus 7​% of all sales over​ \$5000. She is single and claims two withholding allowances each one at 70.19 . Her deductions include​ FICA, Medicare, federal​ withholding, state disability​ insurance, state​ withholding, credit union savings of ​\$50​, a Salvation Army contribution of ​\$10​, and dues of ​\$15 to a professional sales association. Find her net pay for a week in April during which she has sales of ​\$12,938.00 with returns and allowances of ​\$417.58. Use the percentage method of​ withholding, a FICA rate of 6.2​%, a Medicare rate of 1.45​%, an SDI rate of 1​%, and a state withholding tax of 3.4​%.


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Sue Tomlin is paid a salary of ​\$440 per week plus 7​% of all sales over​ \$5000. She is single and claims two withholding allowances each one at \$70.19 . Her deductions include​ FICA, Medicare, federal​ withholding, state disability​ insurance, state​ withholding, credit union savings of ​\$50​, a Salvation Army contribution of ​\$10​, and dues of ​\$15 to a professional sales association. Find her net pay for a week in April during which she has sales of ​\$12,938.00 with returns and allowances of ​\$417.58. Use the percentage method of​ withholding, a FICA rate of 6.2​%, a Medicare rate of 1.45​%, an SDI rate of 1​%, and a state withholding tax of 3.4​%.


if okay to ask it here I can then try to share the other information, tables, and what I am thinking my steps would be...if not allowed here thanks for those that at least looked...I have just been going around in circles for hrs now on this one...
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I see no reason why it is not suitable to post this problem in this forum.

Admittedly, it is just a problem in arithmetic, but it is far more convoluted arithmetic than would be posted in a normal arithmetic forum.

I personally seldom give answers, especially on such a time consuming problem, but I shall be happy to review your work.
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Sue Tomlin is paid a salary of ​440 per week plus 7​% of all sales over​ 5000. She is single and claims two withholding allowances each one at 70.19 . Her deductions include​ FICA, Medicare, federal​ withholding, state disability​ insurance, state​ withholding, credit union savings of ​50​, a Salvation Army contribution of ​10​, and dues of ​15 to a professional sales association. Find her net pay for a week in April during which she has sales of ​12,938.00 with returns and allowances of ​417.58. Use the percentage method of​ withholding, a FICA rate of 6.2​%, a Medicare rate of 1.45​%, an SDI rate of 1​%, and a
state withholding tax of 3.4​%.
Simplifying your problem a bit:

Sue Tomlin is paid a salary of ​440 per week plus 7​% of all sales over​ 5000 during the week.
She is single and claims a withholding allowance of 140.38.
Her deductions include​ FICA, Medicare, federal​ withholding, state disability​ insurance, and state​ withholding.
Also deducted is ​75 (credit union savings).****
Find her net pay for a week during which she has sales of ​12,938.00 with returns and allowances of ​417.58.
Use the percentage method of​ withholding, a FICA rate of 6.2​%, a Medicare
rate of 1.45​%, an SDI rate of 1​%, and a state withholding tax of 3.4​%.

****You can forget about this one while doing the net pay calculation:
just deduct it after everything else is done.

Agree?
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I see no reason why it is not suitable to post this problem in this forum.

Admittedly, it is just a problem in arithmetic, but it is far more convoluted arithmetic than would be posted in a normal arithmetic forum.

I personally seldom give answers, especially on such a time consuming problem, but I shall be happy to review your work.
Thanks JeffM1 I thank you for that...I will post what I was thinking I would do later this afternoon!!!
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Simplifying your problem a bit:

Sue Tomlin is paid a salary of ​440 per week plus 7​% of all sales over​ 5000 during the week.
She is single and claims a withholding allowance of 140.38.
Her deductions include​ FICA, Medicare, federal​ withholding, state disability​ insurance, and state​ withholding.
Also deducted is ​75 (credit union savings).****
Find her net pay for a week during which she has sales of ​12,938.00 with returns and allowances of ​417.58.
Use the percentage method of​ withholding, a FICA rate of 6.2​%, a Medicare
rate of 1.45​%, an SDI rate of 1​%, and a state withholding tax of 3.4​%.

****You can forget about this one while doing the net pay calculation:
just deduct it after everything else is done.

Agree?

Hello Denis!!! Thanks times 2!!!!

yes I agree so I know the first thing I am unsure about is...I believe I have to subtract the allowances of 417.58 from the 12,938.00 then multiply the now 12520.42 x .07 so we get her commission of 876.43 since it has been rounded up now we add her salary of $​440 to 876.43 to get 1316.43 then in order to find out her federal withholding we subtract the 140.38 from her salary to get 1176.05 and then compare this to the table I have / we have to find out what to subtract from the original salary? and then multiply that new number by the percentage given on the table?
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Well, I'm certainly no better than you at "payroll" processing.
My buddy Jeff seems to be familiar; perhaps he will keep
his promise to help you with this...but be careful: he may
at same time direct the 75 bucks savings deduction to be
directly deposited to his account
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Well, I'm certainly no better than you at "payroll" processing.
My buddy Jeff seems to be familiar; perhaps he will keep
his promise to help you with this...but be careful: he may
at same time direct the 75 bucks savings deduction to be
directly deposited to his account

ah Okay well thanks for at least giving a comment and for helping in the ways you did

I am working on the same problem again but different numbers so maybe if I give those numbers and the answer here of what I got and the number they got... it will help even more...
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so the new problem I am working on is the same type of problem but some numbers have changed...her salary is now 480.00 her sales are now 11068.00 with returns of 488.65 but from what I can tell everything else is the same so the numbers I am getting are...

her salary of 480.00 + her percentage of sales 424.76 gives her a salary of 904.76

her with holding allowances are still 140.38.

so this makes her new salary 764.38

if I am reading the table right...

we subtract 696.00 from 764.38 = 68.38 then * .25 = 17.10 rounded up....

I will share this while I find the other numbers....

so until I get help finding my mistakes I want to go like this...

97.70 = federal withholding
56.10 = Fica
13.12 = mdeicare
9.05 = SDI
30.76 = state withholding
75.00 = other deductions

then subtracting this from her salary I would think her net pay would be 623.03
but the computer is telling me the answer should be 601.51 plus or minus .01 so I don't understand why I am over so much?
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Can you EXPLAIN these two items:
withholding allowance: 140.38
returns and allowances: 488.65

Seems to me that the 488.65 is a sales reduction,
so sales = 11068.00 - 488.65 = 10579.35

Did you use the 140.38 as a reduction to total income
before calculating the federal tax?

That's what I gathered from googling...
I'm not familiar with your income tax rules!!
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