NOTE 10 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
|NOTE 10 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
NOTE 10 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Company has several non-cancelable operating leases, primarily for equipment, that expire over the next year. Minimum rent payments under operating leases are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. Rental expense for operating leases during 2017 and 2016 was $12,320 and $12,457, respectively.
The Company has an operating lease agreement, through the former parent, for office space located in Jacksonville, Florida that expired on April 30, 2016. On March 8, 2016, the former parent executed an amendment to the current lease with a start date of May 1, 2016 and ending on October 31, 2021. Rental expense for the months of March 2016 through May 2016 will be $0, followed by a monthly rent of $14,816 (including operating cost and taxes) commencing with the month of June 2016. The rent is subject to an annual escalation of 3%, beginning May 1, 2017.
Minimum rent payments under this lease are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. The current monthly lease payment is $15,260. Rental expense for the office lease during 2017 and 2016 was $174,878 and $171,513, respectively.
The following is a schedule of future minimum lease payments for non-cancelable operating leases are as follows:
Placement Agency Agreement
On January 6, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with an investment banker to provide general financial advisory and investment banking services. Services included, but not limited to in the agreement are to provide a valuation analysis of the Company, assist management and advise the Company with respect to its strategic planning process and business plans including an analysis of markets, positioning, financial models, organizational structure, potential strategic alliances, capital requirements, potential national listing and working closely with the Companys management team to develop a set of long and short-term goals with special focus on enhancing corporate and shareholder value. The Agreement is for an initial term of six months. The Company shall pay a non-refundable fee accruing at the rate of $10,000 per month, for the term of the agreement. These advisory fee payments will be accrued and deferred for payment until the earlier of 1) closing of a financing described in the agreement, 2) a closing of interim funding at which point fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding monthly advisory fee will be payable on the last day of the month following closing of the interim financing or 3) the termination of the agreement. The Company issued to the investment banker 912,000 vested shares of the Companys common stock as of the execution date of this agreement. In addition, the Company issued warrants for the purchase of 302,000 shares of the Companys common stock. The warrants shall have a five-year term and an exercise price of $0.30. (see Notes 14 and 15)
On January 27, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with a consultant to provide advisory services for an initial period of six months. The consultant will assist the Company with its objective of evaluating financing and other strategic options in connection with operational expansion and respond to any opportunities that arise in regard to strategic partnerships/acquisition/joint ventures or other business relationships that may advance revenue growth and enterprise value. Upon a qualified financing of at least $1,500,000 through a party introduced by the consultant, the Company agreed to issue up to $90,000 in equity or cash at the same rate and terms as the basis of the financing. In consideration for development services thirty days from the execution of this agreement, 20,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company will be granted to the consultant or assigns and be issued within fifteen days of the grant. Also, 30,000 additional shares shall be granted to the consultant or assigns on completion of any transactions with a potential participant. In consideration for advisory services, the non-refundable sum of $5,000 was payable upon execution of the agreement with a further $5,000 to be deferred and paid upon the completion of any transaction with a potential participant. On May 5, 2016, the Company cancelled the agreement due to lack of performance with the consultant who was to provide advisory services for an initial period of six months. The Company paid an initial amount of $2,500 and no further compensation will be paid. No shares of common stock were issued in connection with this agreement.
On May 13, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with a consultant in the business of providing services for management consulting, business advisory, shareholder information and public relations for a period of three months. During the Term of this Agreement, the Company will pay to the Consultant the sum of $3,000 per month. The Company may accrue monthly fees without payment to the consultant until the company closes a qualified financing other than the first months retainer. Upon signing, the Company issued to the Consultant 125,000 shares of the Companys restricted common stock for a total purchase price of $100 and recorded $27,400 as a prepaid asset to be amortized over the three-month term. The Company amortized $27,400 to expense as of December 31, 2016. As of August 14, 2016, the agreement had expired and was not renewed in writing by the parties as called for in the agreement. The Company continues to work with the Principal on certain potential funding arrangements that were started (but not consummated) during the period in which the contract was in effect.
On September 1, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement with a registered investment broker, for the purposes of securing interim and long-term funding for the Company. During the ninety-day term of this agreement, the Company was to pay the broker $50,000, certain travel expenses, plus 7% cash fee of the aggregate principle amount raised on a qualified financing. The Company has paid an initial amount of $6,500 to the broker and the broker sent materials to qualified investors. The Company has cancelled the agreement effective December 27, 2016 and the initial fee of $6,500 was refunded to the Company on February 1, 2017.
On August 10, 2015, the Company entered into an agreement with FacilityTeam of Ontario, Canada to settle a dispute that had arisen concerning payments for software development services. The Company strongly believed that FacilityTeam did not deliver the products promised and felt that we would prevail in arbitration called for by the contract between the parties. Ultimately, the Company opted to settle the matter for the cost of the litigation which was estimated be at least $60,000; rather than spend further resources on defending the claim and pursuing the counterclaim against FacilityTeam. The Company agreed to pay to FacilityTeam $2,500 per month starting October 1, 2015 for 24 months and taking a charge in the third quarter of 2015 for the settlement amount of $60,000. On December 12, 2016, the Company was notified that it was in breach of settlement with a previous vendor, FacilityTeam based in Ontario, Canada alleging failure to make certain payments in accordance with such settlement. On December 28, 2016, the Company agreed to a modified payment schedule as part of a post judgement settlement for the amounts due and owing. On March 7, 2017, the final settlement payment was made by the Company to FacilityTeam.
Greentree Financial Group, Inc. Lawsuit
On May 12, 2016, a complaint was filed against the Company in the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward Country, Florida (the Circuit Court) by Greentree Financial Group, Inc. as plaintiff (Greentree). Greentree, the holder of two convertible promissory notes in the principal amount of $50,000 and $46,975 (the Notes), alleged that the Company was in default for failure to make scheduled principal and interest payments and failing to convert a portion of the Notes into the Companys common stock. On May 23, 2016, we filed a counterclaim in the Circuit Court against Greentree alleging, amongst other claims, that the officers and directors of Greentree failed to disclose certain facts with respect to their past conduct, which, had the Company known, would have made it unlikely that the Company would have entered into the debt financing transaction issuing the Notes. On January 23, 2017, the Company executed a settlement agreement with Greentree resolving the pending lawsuit with respect to the Notes (the Settlement Agreement). The terms of the Settlement Agreement include payment by the Company to Greentree in the amount of $150,000 due within 45 days of execution thereof and resolves all outstanding obligations related to the Notes (the Payment). The Payment was made by the Company to Greentree on March 7, 2017. On March 24, 2017, the Company received an Agreed Final Order of Dismissal from the Court dismissing the Greentree Matter with prejudice.
Dispute with Former Employee
On or about February 15, 2017, the Company received a Notice of Filing of Complaint of Discrimination filed by a former employee of the Company that had been terminated for insubordination. The Company received notice in late April 2017 from the Florida Commission on Human Relations with a determination of no reasonable cause exists to believe that an unlawful practice occurred.
Except as disclosed above, we are currently not involved in any litigation that we believe could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations. There is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the executive officers of our company or any of our subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting our company, our common stock, any of our subsidiaries or of our companies or our subsidiaries officers or directors in their capacities as such, in which an adverse decision could have a material adverse effect.
Delinquent Payroll Taxes Payable
As reported previously, the Company had a delinquent payroll tax payable at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 in the amount of $1,149,189 and $400,076, respectively. As of the date hereof, the Company has paid its payroll taxes in full and the Company has appealed the IRS penalty payments for a reduction which is currently under review. In the event the Company loses its appeal for a reduction in the penalties in connection with the delinquent payroll taxes the Company would be required to pay such penalties in full. At December 31, 2017, the payroll taxes payable balance of $149,448 includes accrued late fees in the amount of $108,262.