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Find out who are the current signers and make sure you are current! Get the current year: Chapter President, Chapter Treasurer State Treasurer . *** 3 signers, one must be the State Treasurer!
Find out how many you have, do you have savings or a CD? Money Market savings? Consider using a program such as Quicken if you have a large number of transactions. Keep accurate up to date records!
You cannot write too much! Was this a check for a service such as teaching or speaking? Was this a check to reimburse expenses? Was this for delegate expenses based on receipts No cash withdrawals either by check or debit cards.
State Treasurer: ask first, they probably know where to get an answer. Our accountant: (Larsonallen) tax issues, reporting. Wells Fargo Advisor: Erik Wiski email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org banking needs, signatures, questions about fees, savings.
Look at the previous year(s). What income did you have? What expenses do you expect. Get it approved at the last meeting of the year, it decides where you can spend for the upcoming year. Unapproved expenses must be approved before spending. Send a copy to State Treasurer. Examples at the Treasurer page.(ENA)
Minnesota ENA has one Tax ID number. It is sort of like a Social security number for our business. (Not posted) Even though we have separate chapters and accounts, we are considered one collective organization. The State Treasurer is responsible for all accounts. (Can view all your transactions)
No we are not. Our accountant as well as our National CFO have advised that it is a bulky process for what we would save. But yes, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit. We have that status through a group certification
State Treasurer does the filing with the accountant. Your State Treasurer will ask for several items. December/Early January: A list of checks written to persons for services. A copy of your check register.
Mid January: Beginning and ending balance for the previous year, for all accounts. Interest earned. Income/expense summary.(This can be accomplished with a copy of the budget and the check register.) Please make sure your account balances!
Need a copy of notes showing your elected officers, and that your budget was approved. Receipts do not need to be sent but MUST be retained. (Delegate receipts, payment receipts….)
Minnesota ENA has a policy on delegate reimbursement. States reimburses airfare and shared hotel up to a specified amount. ($600). If the chapter decides they may pay the difference between State amount and any actual actual expense. No one may “earn” money on this. (See example)
Dede goes to San Diego to be a delegate. Costs: airfare is $449 Hotel is $ 370 Meals are $72 Airport shuttle is $20 Gifts for kids and 2 drinks are $102
Airfare and Hotel receipt are paid up to MN ENA State approved amount of $600 Chapter may decided to pay any additional amount. Dede submits $819 to her chapter. Chapter decided to pay per-diem but based on actual costs, so Dede submits for $92 to her chapter.
Talk with State Treasurer about plans for your chapter before delegation goes! Different needs for different chapters.
CD’s “roll over” cannot get at the money if needed. Money Market checking, you keep what you need in the checking account, and place the rest in an interest bearing “Money market account”. Money can be transferred on-line with no penalty and earns interest.
What is it? It is money allowed during business travel (annual conference) for reasonable expenses. (Food,taxi,and shuttles, are the most common.) No alcohol. Does not require a receipt. Paid if approved by the chapter. Meals and per-diem expenses are the responsibility of the Delegate/Alternate’s chapter. Each chapter may decide if and the amount they will reimburse per diem items. (Up to the IRS accepted amount of $75/day )
So you are holding a conference or event and you are asked about insurance. We have it through National ENA. We need to ask for a certificate to give to the requestor.
You get monies from National for each person in your chapter. The schedule is in the Treasurers handbook! http://www.ena.org/statecouncils/Treasurers/ Documents/TreasurerGuide12-2008.pdf