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NOTE 8 - LEASES
The Company adopted ASC 842 on April 1, 2019 which requires lessees to recognize right-of-use ("ROU") asset and lease liability for all leases. The Company elected the package of transition practical expedients for existing contracts, which allowed us to carry forward our historical assessments of whether contracts are or contain leases, lease classification and determination of initial direct costs.
The Company leases property under operating leases. The Company leases its corporate office space with a size of 3,352 square feet leased from a third party through November, 2020 at the current rate of $7,752 per month; increasing to $7,891 in November 2019. The Company extended its short-term lease for a warehouse, originally due to expire on March 31, 2020 to March 2021, thus the Company adopted ASC 842 for this lease at the time of the extension in January 2020. The lease rate for the extension was $ 3,938 per month starting April 1, 2020.
At inception the ROU and Lease Liability was calculated based on the net present value of the future lease payments over the term of the lease. When available, the Company uses the rate implicit in the lease discount payments as the incremental borrowing rate to calculate the net present value; however, the rate implicit in the lease is not readily determinable for our corporate office lease. In this case, the Company estimated its incremental borrowing rate as the interest rate it could borrow an amount equal to the lease payments over a similar term, with similar collateral as the lease, and in a similar economic environment. The Company estimated its rate using available evidence such as rates imposed by third-party lenders to the Company in recent financings or observable risk-free interest rate and credit spreads for commercial debt of a similar duration, with credit spreads correlating to the Company's estimated creditworthiness.
For operating leases that include rent holidays and rent escalation clauses, the Company recognizes lease expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term from the date it takes possession of the leased property. The Company records the straight-line lease expense and any contingent rent, if applicable, in general and administrative expenses on the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The corporate office, lease also requires the Company to pay real estate taxes, common area maintenance costs and other occupancy costs which are included in the general and administrative expenses on the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Operating Lease expense for the year ended March 31, 2020 was $93,717. The Company also had a short-term lease ending March 31, 2020 (before extension noted above) and the lease expense for this short-term lease for the year ended was $48,607.
Maturities of undiscounted lease liabilities as of March 31, 2020 are as follows:
The entire disclosure for operating leases of lessee. Includes, but is not limited to, description of operating lease and maturity analysis of operating lease liability.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef