New for 2021 Year-end

Federal Reports

  • While the IRS has not mandated all tax reports be filed electronically, they are encouraging businesses to do so.
  • Make sure you have blank forms for all IRS needed filings. NELCO has what you need.  Click Here to order forms
  • The deadline for filings is January 31, 2021, for most reports
  • Consider using e-File to streamline your reporting needs

General Ledger

  • Check all sub-ledgers for unposted 2021 transactions
  • Check Journal Entry to make sure all journals have been posted to the ledger
  • Check your year-end Statement of Financial Position for year-end updates
    • Reclassifying any capital expenses
    • Verify and update Payroll activity
    • Check and take needed action on donations with restrictions
  • Enter year-end accruals as needed
  • Modify chart of accounts for the new year if needed
  • Set a time to change the default year to 2021
  • Run Year-end Closing procedure

Accounts Payable

  • (Accrual based)  Make sure all invoices to be accrued in the old year are posted 
  • (Cash-based)  Make sure all expense checks that should be recorded in 2021 are printed and posted.
  • Verify that all 1099 vendors’ invoices have been coded correctly. NOTE: non-employee information should now be reported on the new Form 1099 NEC 2021. See more information here.

Accounts Receivable

  • Review all unpaid invoices and write-off all that probably will never be paid
  • Verify that all Unapplied payments have been handled properly
  • If you have a Day Care then print statements for parents to use in filing their income tax report
  • Verify all 2021 invoices and payments have been posted


  • New Year tax table updates are handled for you. No action necessary
  • May need to update individuals time-off hours
  • Use Manual Check feature to:
    • Add non-cash compensation for taxable benefits, such as insurance
    • Add Employer Paid Health Care Value for each employee
    • Make adjustments for COVID related time-off hours so they are reported on Form W-2 2021 in box 14. See instructions for setting up FFCRA activity here.
  • Run test reports for Form W-2 2021 and ACA reports. Correct any omissions/errors observed

Purchasing Management

  • Review and clean up outstanding Purchase orders that are old and no longer viable
  • Review partially fulfilled Purchase Orders and clean up as needed

Fixed Assets

  • Inventory all items and adjust for retired, sold, or missing items. Make adjustments as needed.
  • Run depreciation for month, or for year if appropriate

Year-End Closing

  • Run the Year-End Closing procedure if you are on a calendar year.  Remember, you can run the year-end closing procedure as many times as needed.

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