1 Nature of Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2014
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Nature of Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies||
1) Nature of Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Nature of Organization and Basis of Presentation
WestMountain Alternative Energy, Inc. (the Company) was incorporated in the state of Colorado on November 13, 2007 and on this date approved its business plan and commenced operations. The Company was in the development stage through December 31, 2010.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all highly liquid securities with original maturities of three months or less when acquired to be cash equivalents. As of December 31, 2014 and 2013 there were no cash equivalents.
Accounts receivable consists of amounts due from the management fees. The Company considers accounts more than 30 days old to be past due. The Company uses the allowance method for recognizing bad debts. When an account is deemed uncollectible, it is written off against the allowance. Management records reasonable allowances to fairly represent accounts receivable amounts that are collectable. For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, the Company did not consider an allowance for doubtful accounts necessary.
The Company generates revenue by earning consulting fees and raising, investing and managing private equity and direct investment funds for high net worth individuals and institutions. Revenue is recognized through management fees based on the size of the funds that are managed and incentive income based on the performance of these funds.
Incentive revenue is recognized under the full accrual method. Under the full accrual method, profit may be realized in full when funds are invested and managed, provided (1) the profit is determinable and (2) the earnings process is virtually complete (the Company is not obligated to perform significant activities).
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, certificates of deposit and accrued liabilities, as reflected in the balance sheets, approximate fair value because of the short-term maturity of these instruments.
Property, Equipment and Depreciation
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets, ranging from three to seven years. Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to expense when incurred. Expenditures for major renewals and betterments, which extend the useful lives of existing property and equipment, are capitalized and depreciated. Upon retirement or disposition of property and equipment, the cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any resulting gain or loss is recognized in the statements of operations.
The Company recognizes deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Considerable judgment is required in determining when these events may occur and whether recovery of an asset, including the utilization of a net operating loss or other carryforward prior to its expiration, is more likely than not.
The Company has analyzed filing positions in all of the federal and state jurisdictions where it is required to file income tax returns, as well as all open tax years in these jurisdictions. The Company has identified its federal tax return and its state tax return in Colorado as major tax jurisdictions, as defined. The tax years 2010-2014 remain open to examination. We are not currently under examination by the Internal Revenue Service or any other jurisdiction. The Company believes that its income tax filing positions and deductions will be sustained on audit and does not anticipate any adjustments that will result in a material adverse effect on the Companys financial condition, results of operations, or cash flow. Therefore, no reserves for uncertain income tax positions have been recorded.
The Company operates on a December 31 year-end.
The Company has evaluated all subsequent events through the auditors report date, which is the date the financial statements were available for issuance.
The entire disclosure for the organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure, and significant accounting policies of the reporting entity. May be provided in more than one note to the financial statements, as long as users are provided with an understanding of (1) the significant judgments and assumptions made by an enterprise in determining whether it must consolidate a VIE and/or disclose information about its involvement with a VIE, (2) the nature of restrictions on a consolidated VIE's assets reported by an enterprise in its statement of financial position, including the carrying amounts of such assets, (3) the nature of, and changes in, the risks associated with an enterprise's involvement with the VIE, and (4) how an enterprise's involvement with the VIE affects the enterprise's financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. Describes procedure if disclosures are provided in more than one note to the financial statements.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef