Zeus, Inc. is organized as a corporation and is taxed as a C corporation with a calendar year end. Zeus, Inc. owns and operates an amusement park in Los Angeles, California. Zeus, Inc.’s address, employer identification number (EIN), and date of incorporation are as follows:
77 Sunset Strip.
Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Date incorporated: July 1, 2010.
Zeus, Inc. is owned by 77 shareholders. No person or entity owns directly 20% or more, or owns, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the voting stock of Zeus, Inc. No one is from outside of the United States.Zeus, Inc. uses the accrual method of accounting. Zeus, Inc. is not audited by a CPA firm. It does, however, use GAAP-based financial statements and has never had a restatement of its income statement.Zeus, Inc. reported the following information for 2020:
Zeus, Inc. made payments that required it to file federal form(s) 1099. The 1099s were filed timely.
Zeus, Inc. average annual gross receipts for the prior three years are under $26,000,000.
Zeus, Inc. elects to file a complete Schedule M-3 even if only M-1, or a partial M-3, is required.
Additional Information Used in the Preparation of Zeus, Inc. Financial Statements:
On August 1, 2020, Zeus, Inc. was notified by its legal counsel that Zeus, Inc. was being sued by a former employee regarding her termination of employment from Zeus, Inc. On December 21, 2020, a legal settlement was reached with this terminated employee. As part of the settlement, Zeus agreed to pay the employee a settlement amount of $190,000 on January 10, 2021. Zeus, Inc. accrued this expense on its 2020 financial statements.
Zeus, Inc. owns 12% of Fun Fair of Russia, a Russian corporation operating a theme park on the outskirts of Moscow. Fun Fair of Russia remitted dividends to Zeus, Inc. of $14,000. Zeus, Inc. also received $300 in dividends from holding marketable securities (all less than 20% owned by Zeus, Inc.).
From inception until this year, Zip Coaster has been Zeus’s main attraction, but it aged and lost appeal. Zeus, Inc. purchased a new attraction known as the Swirlwind. The Swirlwind was installed and placed in operation on March 1, 2020, at a cost of $6,000,000 to acquire and place into service.
Zeus, Inc. rents its amusement equipment from vendors. As of December 31, 2019, and December 31, 2020, respectively, Zeus, Inc. has prepaid vendors for equipment rental of $30,000 for January 2020 and $35,000 for January 2021.
On December 26, 2020, Zeus, Inc. prepaid a contractor $17,500 to repair three pieces of maintenance shop equipment. Zeus, Inc. fully expects that the contractor will have completed the project by January 31, 2020.
As of December 31, 2019, and 2020, respectively, Zeus, Inc. had vacation accruals on its books of $29,000 and $35,000.
On December 2, 2020, Zeus, Inc. held an advertising give-away of $100,000.
Zeus, Inc. rents part of their unused land. Zeus, Inc. received a check for $50,000 on December 27, 2020, for 6-months rental beginning January 1, 2021. The lease contains a clause that the rent is nonrefundable to the renter under any circumstances
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