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1 1 R Matheson Associates, LLC 110 S. Jefferson Road Whippany, NJ Business Owner's Compliance Checklist Set-up accounting procedures and system for income and expense tracking for tax compliance, asset missappropriation, as well as evaluating business performance. (Even before you open for business) 2 R Make sure your business is in compliance with the New Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) "white-collar exemption revisions" that went into effect August 23rd, R Complete W-4s, I-9's for each employee and organized in a separate file. 4 Fax a copy to the New Hire Department at NJ (800) or NY (518) (put your contact info on the W-4 so they know who sent it and keep your fax confirmation) 5 Have managers attend frequent training in management training, non-harassment & discrimination issues as recommended by corporate and labor attorneys. 6 Have your employee handbook updated bi-annually by a labor attorney. 7 Know how to handle state unemployment disputes. 8 Hire all candidates from an American with Disabilities Act (ADA), EEOC, and FLSA approved job description. 9 Complete performance appraisals/reviews consistently and with all employees. 10 R Have the current (2009) State & Federal compliance posters in my workplace. 11 Have office procedures in a place to safely discharge an employee. 12 Know how to identify and help disgruntled employees before a situation arises. 13 R Make sure employees know that I am an "At-Will Employer" and understand what it means. 14 R Understand the new OSHA forms and have already implemented them. 15 Be aware of the new State & Federal Labor Regulation changes that took effect this year. 16 R Make sure employees understand their safety manual and attend regular safety/osha training. 17 R Know how long each document in an employee file or other documents must be maintained. 18 Know how to handle and investigate a sexual harassment claim properly. 19 Have your vendors complete form W-9 for tax compliance requirements R = Required by Law Others minimize liability

2 Worksheet 1. Trial balance or income statement and balance sheet Worksheet information Year-end requests: Worksheet 3. Payroll information: annual and last quarter Worksheet 4. Payments of payroll & other taxes Worksheet 5. Asset acquisitions & dispositions Worksheet 6. Auto expense: by car (make and year of car) Mileage: by car (make and year of car) Worksheet 7. Loans and distributions Worksheet 8. Listing of accounts receivable and accounts payable Worksheet 9. Other Items and notes Business Name: Street Address: City, State, Zip: Phone: Fax: Address:

3 Revenue & Expenses for the Year Specific Items Needed Amount REVENUE Gross Sales Returns, Allowances, Discounts Dividends Interest Rents Royalties Other Income, Credits or Refunds (list separately) Notes COST OF GOODS SOLD Beginning Inventory Purchases Cost of Labor (Direct Labor) Other Costs (List Separately) Ending Inventory EXPENSES Officer's Compensation Salaries Repair & Maintenance Bad Debt (Accrual only) Rents-Vehicles Rents-Equipment Rents-Real Estate Payroll Taxes (employer portion only) SS Tax FUTA SUI/DIS Taxes Real Estate Taxes-Other State Income Taxes (do not include any payroll taxes) Federal Income Taxes (do not include payroll taxes) Interest paid to banks Interest paid to others Contributions Advertising Pension & Profit Sharing Employee Benefit Programs Legal Fees Accounting Fees Outside Contractors/Subcontractors Insurance excluding Health Health Insurance-Employees Health Insurance-Owner Insurance-Other Meals & Entertainment Travel Utilities Office Expense Auto expense Worksheet 1

4 Revenue & Expenses for the Year Specific Items Needed Amount Notes Other Deductions (list separately) Don't Forget Parking Tolls Business Gifts (up to $25 per person) Inventory at Year-end Cash Expenses (List Separately) Worksheet 1

5 ASSETS Checking Account Other Checking Account Savings Account Petty Cash Accounts Receivable Inventory Security Deposits Fixed Assets Accumulated Depreciation Software Accumulated Amortization Loan Receivable-Owners Loan Receivable-Related Party Loan Receivable-Employees Loan Receivable-Other Other Assets Matheson & Associates, LLC Balance Sheet as of End of Year Amount Notes TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Credit Cards Payable Payroll Liabilities Sales Tax Payable Loan Payable-Owners Loan Payable-Related Party Loan Payable-Bank Loan Payable-Other Other Liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES EQUITY Capital Stock Paid in Capital Retained Earnings Net Income TOTAL EQUITY TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY Worksheet 1

6 1099 Information: Unincorporated vendors Name Address Social Security # Non-Employee Compensation Rents Interest Other Description Worksheet 2

7 Payroll Information: Annual and Last Quarter by Employee Withheld ** Name Address Social Security # Gross Wages Federal FICA Medicare State SUI DIS Other Other Taxable items ** Value of personal use of company auto or other taxable fringe benefits Worksheet 3

8 Payments of Payroll & Other Taxes Date Type of Tax Federal State Local Other Description Worksheet 4

9 Asset Acquisitions & Dispositions Description Date Sold Date Acquired Sales Price Cost Amount of Loan taken to Purchase Worksheet 5

10 Auto Expense: By Car Model and Year Insurance Repairs & Maintenance Gas Lease Interest Other Mileage: By Car Model and Year Business Personal Commuting Total Worksheet 6

11 Loans and Distributions Loans from Banks or Others: Date Description Payee Amount Officer/Owners Health insurance: Owner Loans to Company: Owner Loans from Company: Owner Draw or Distribution: Worksheet 7

12 Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Customer Amount Number of Days Overdue Accounts Payable Customer Amount Number of Days Overdue Worksheet 8

13 Matheson Assocaites, LLC Year-end Organizer for Business Specific Questions 1 Did you or others loan the company money? a b Is it accounted for as a loan to the company? Who (explaining their relationship to the company) and how much is outstanding at the end of your fiscal year? 2 Did your company pay for any: a Life Insurance for employees? b Life Insurance for any owner or any of their family members? c Health Insurance for any owner? 3 Were you contacted by the IRS or any State taxing authority? 4 Did you do business in other states? If so, what states and how much were the sales? STATE SALES AMOUNT Worksheet 9

14 Matheson Associates, LLC Year-end Organizer for Business Pension Census Steps to Update Census Data a For all employees listed, add DOT, confirm Hours, Status Code, and Wages for the year as applicable Status Code b Add all data for any other employee who performed services during the year not listed L = Leased Employee c Make corrections to existing data if necessary IC = Independent Contractor U = Union Employee First Last Status Form W-2 Salary # Name Name SSN DOB DOH DOT Owner % Hours Code Wages (Box 1) Deferrals Notes Form W-2 Wages (Box 1) should include any bonus, overtime, etc. pay. DOB=Date of Birth DOH=Date of Hire DOT=Date of Termination Worksheet 10

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