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# The percentage method is used when an employee's wages exceed the Publication 15 tables provided. The...

The percentage method is used when an employee's wages exceed the Publication 15 tables provided. The process for this method is to take the earnings, subtract the allowances the employee declared on their W-4 which results in the wages upon which taxes will be computed.

 Table of Allowance Values for 2019 Weekly 80.80 Biweekly 161.50 Semimonthly 175.00 Monthly 350.00 Quarterly 1,050.00 Semiannual 2,100.00 Annual 4,200.00 Daily/Misc. 16.20

Complete the following. The Percentage Method must be used for a single employee, paid weekly, whose wages exceeds \$____ on the _____.

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Serena Williams is married, claims 4 allowances, and is paid \$11,640.25 on a monthly basis.

Note: Enter ALL values as positive numbers and round amounts to two decimal places unless instructed otherwise.

 Description Calculation 1. Determine the amount of gross wages. \$11,640.25, rounded to the nearest dollar. \$ 2. Enter the value of the allowances based on the payroll period. \$ 3. Multiply the allowance value by the employee allowances claimed. × 4 () 4. Subtract allowances from gross pay, referred to as excess wages. \$ 5. Identify the correct bracket. Wages starting at \$ but not over \$. \$ () 6. Determine the value over the starting wage for this bracket. \$ 7. Multiply the overage by the tax rate in the table (enter as a decimal). x \$ 8. Add the bracket minimum tax. 9. Add the two amounts together = Total withholding for Serena Williams. \$

 Description Calculation 1. Determine the amount of gross wages. \$11,640.25, rounded to the nearest dollar. 11,640 \$ 2. Enter the value of the allowances based on the payroll period. \$ 350 3. Multiply the allowance value by the employee allowances claimed. × 4 1400 () 4. Subtract allowances from gross pay, referred to as excess wages. 10,240 \$ 5. Identify the correct bracket. Wages starting at \$ but not over \$. \$ () 6. Determine the value over the starting wage for this bracket. \$ 7. Multiply the overage by the tax rate in the table (enter as a decimal). x \$ 8. Add the bracket minimum tax. 9. Add the two amounts together = Total withholding for Serena Williams. \$