Starting January 1, 2017 employers with less than 50 employees can offer employees a reimbursement for medical insurance that provides minimum essential coverage (MEC).  There are a number of requirements and regulations that should be considered before deciding to provide this non-taxable benefit. If you did comply with the required notices on or before March […]

Federal Reports Make sure you have blank forms for all IRS needed filings. NELCO has what you need.  Click Here to order forms Deadline for filings now is January 31, 2018 for most reports General Ledger Check all sub ledgers for unposted 2017 transactions Check Journal Entry to make sure all journals have been posted […]

Employer Paid Health Care Value

Employers, including nonprofit organizations, are required, beginning in calendar year 2017, to report the fair market value of provided health care benefits. This information is to be included on IRS Form W-2 in Box 12, using code DD, for every employee receiving health care benefits as part of his or her compensation. ShelbyNext | Financials […]

January 2, 2018 UPDATE Several states have released 2018 withholding updates effective today.  We have updated the Financials Payroll withholding tables including those changes.  We anticipate additional state action and will continue to update the withholding tables as needed.  In addition, the IRS has advised employers to continue using the 2017 withholding tables through January […]

This year you have multiple options from within Financials to file the necessary year-end tax forms. Financials now supports the following methods to review and submit year-end tax forms from Accounts Payable and Payroll. Edit List – a quick view to make sure your records are correct Use E-Fine Service – a fully automated way […]

Considering moving to ShelbyNext | Financials and/or Arena Select Hosted? The following points may help with your decision. 1. Hardware Costs – Based on figures from a current customer: the cost for new servers, software server licenses, installation, and implementation on are approximately $9000. Ongoing IT service can average over $500 per month. With a […]

As long as your accounting package provides tools to align with FASB 117 and GAAP guidelines, then you might find the following tips helpful in using your current software. Do not readily accept someone’s view that the software cannot perform a needed function. Verify by checking with the supplier’s support and/or training department. Invest in […]

Introduction: Church members not only look for spiritual leadership from their pastoral staff, but also have expectations that donations made will be used wisely. Often, they expect leadership to provide financial reports produced from a reliable accounting package verifying their trust. Evaluating Financial Applications Fortunately, pastors and church leaders do not have to be an […]