Payroll Tax Entries Allison Hardware Company’s payroll for November 2010 is summarized below. At this point in the year some employees have already received wages in excess of those to which payroll taxes apply. Assume that the state unemployment tax is 2.5%. The F.I.C.A. rate is 7.65% on an employee’s wages to $102,000 and 1.45% in excess of $102,000. Of the $208,000 wages subject to F.I.C.A. tax, $20,000 of the sales wages is in excess of $102,000. Federal unemployment tax rate is 0.8% after credits. Income tax withheld amounts to $16,000 for factory, $7,000 for sales, and $6,000 for administrative.