COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES||
NOTE 11 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Delinquent Payroll Taxes Payable
As of the date hereof, the Company has paid its payroll taxes in full. However, the Company had previously appealed to the IRS for a reduction of penalty payments assessed for the late payment of payroll taxes. The IRS has since responded, and the Company will be required to repay the penalties in connection with the delinquent payroll taxes. Beginning in July 2018, the Company has made monthly payments in the amount of $15,000 in order to pay down the accrued late fees. At December 31, 2019, the payroll taxes payable balance of $115,111 includes accrued late fees in the amount of $37,210. The Company paid the final balance due on January 22, 2020. (see Note 16)
In 2018, the Company had entered into a software license and configuration services agreement with a third-party vendor. The support and maintenance fees of approximately $300,000 included support and updates to the vendors Gateway software and customer access to their services (including web application, mobile application, and associated APIs) for gateway configuration, gateway monitoring and management, application configuration, application management, and automatic model updates.
Simultaneously, the Company had also entered into a SaaS agreement with the same vendor that was an Amazon AWS-hosted software service enabling the automation of visual observation tasks using deep convolutional neural networks and other computer vision techniques. It consisted of a public API, web application, iPhone application, and associated back-end services. The system supported the labeling of example image data, the automatic building of classification, detection, localization, measuring and counting applications based on the labeled example data, and the run-time deployment of the trained application models.
Consistent with the provisions of the agreements, the Company sent formal notice of termination and non-renewal of both agreements to the vendor. The vendor confirmed the end-of-service date effective December 31, 2019 (the Termination Date). No further obligations from either party are in effect beyond the Termination Date.
Effective December 1, 2019, all image configurations, and functionalities as well as the automation of visual observation tasks using deep convolutional neural networks and related back-end services, including cloud services have been seamlessly transitioned to the Companys truevue360 subsidiary platform.
Operating Lease Obligations
The Company has an operating lease agreement for office space of approximately 8,308 square feet that was amended on May 1, 2016 and again on April 1, 2019, increasing the office space to approximately 10,203 square feet, with the lease ending on October 31, 2021. The rent is subject to an annual escalation of 3%, beginning May 1, 2017.
The Company entered a new lease agreement of office and warehouse combination space of approximately 4,400 square feet on June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2021. This additional space allows for resource growth and engineering efforts for operations before deploying to the field. The rent is subject to an annual escalation of 3%.
The Company now has a total of office and warehouse space of approximately 14,603 square feet.
At December 31, 2019, future minimum lease payments due under Operating Leases are as follows:
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842) (ASU 2016-02), which requires all leases with a term greater than 12 months to be recognized on the balance sheet, while lease expenses would continue to be recognized in the statement of operations in a manner similar to current accounting guidance. We adopted ASU 2016-02 effective January 1, 2019, on a modified retrospective basis, without adjusting comparative periods presented. Effective January 1, 2019, the Company established a right-of-use model (ROU) asset and operating lease obligation in the amount of $644,245. The right of use asset balance at December 31, 2019 was $430,146, the operating lease obligation current portion was $239,688 and the operating lease obligation long term portion was $202,797. These are the Companys only operating leases whose term is greater than 12 months. We made an accounting policy election to keep leases with an initial term of 12 months or less off the balance sheet and to recognize all lease payments for leases with a term greater than 12 months on a straight-line basis over the lease term in our consolidated statements of operations.
The current monthly lease payment is $22,859. Rental expense for the office lease during 2019 and 2018 was $262,710 and $209,389, respectively.
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 2019 and 2018 was $12,104 and $9,485, respectively.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef