Can someone provide a restaurant payroll with tips journal entry?

I'm hoping someone can help me with my restaurant payroll entry.

We use an outside payroll.  I write a check to the payroll company for the impound amount using processing fee, employer taxes and the direct deposit amount into net payroll.  I then write checks to the individual employees that get paper checks using net payroll.  My journal entry is:

salaries & wages - debit

employee taxes - credit

net payroll (total amount) - credit

tips - debit

Tips get paid out each night but get reported on payroll.  The sales slip credits tips so that liability account is always zero.

I am out of balance by my tips amount because it's not in net pay and cannot figure out where that credit belongs.

Thank you!




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