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April 5th 05, 01:45 PM
 rfhorn Posts: n/a

Thanks for the reponse. I am afraid I do not understand the formula. what
odes the column() mean and why are you sutracting 2 form it and later 3?

"N Harkawat" wrote:

Say on your spreadsheet Col A has Name of the employees and column B has
Annual Salary on column C copy this formula on cell C2
=IF((COLUMN()-2)*\$B2/12<7000,\$B2/12,MAX(0,7000-(((COLUMN()-3))*\$B2/12)))*0.008

and copy it across column N (such that Col C = Jan and Col N = Dec)

For the SUI tax Expenses simply change the 7000 to 23000 and 0.008 to 0.0288
in the above formula

This will give the result per employee siuch that the nmax payout for FUTA
= 56 if wages 7000 per year.

"rfhorn" wrote in message
...
Thanks for the response. I am aware of the tax laws covering the paying of
FUTA taxes. The example I gave takes into consideration the employer tax
credit a company receives against FUTA tax for contributions paid into
state
unemployment funds.

"Gary Brown" wrote:

Strongly recommend you talk to a Tax Accountant. You also have to factor
in
SUI credits or you will be overpaying the government.

Per Publication 15...
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p15/ar02.html#d0e3106
Computing FUTA tax. For 2004 and 2005, the FUTA tax rate is 6.2%. The
tax
applies to the first \$7,000 that you pay to each employee as wages during
the
year. The \$7,000 is the federal wage base. Your state wage base may be
different. Generally, you can take a credit against your FUTA tax for
amounts
that you paid into state unemployment funds. This credit cannot be more
than
5.4% of taxable wages. If you are entitled to the maximum 5.4% credit,
the
FUTA tax rate after the credit is 0.8%.

Good Luck,
Gary Brown

"rfhorn" wrote:

I am trying to budget employer payroll tax expense by employee by
month. I
have tried an if function and it does not work by month to month bases
only
in total. Example of the data is as follows: I have an employee that
makes
\$72,000 per year or \$6,000 per month. The FUTA taxes are .8% on the
first
\$7,000 of pay or \$56. The first month the expense is \$\$48.00 (\$6,000 *
.08%).
the next month the expense is \$8 (\$1,000 *.08%). All subsequent months
the
expense is zero since the maximum was reached by month two. The same
type
calcualtion holds true for the SUI tax expense except the maximum wages
is
\$23,00 and the tax rate is 2.88%. It will take almost four months
befroe the
maximum SUI tax expnse is reached. I thought I could set up an if
function
that would calculate the monthly tax expnse but was unsuccessful. Any
ideas
of what formula I should be using?