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Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

10. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Certain officers and directors of the Company also serve as officers and directors of Winmill & Co. Incorporated (“Winco”), Bexil Corporation, Tuxis Corporation (“Tuxis”), and their affiliates (collectively with the Company, the “Affiliates”). As of June 30, 2016, certain of the Affiliates owned approximately 2% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. Pursuant to an arrangement between a professional employer organization (“PEO”) and the Affiliates, the PEO provides payroll, benefits, compliance, and related services for employees of the Affiliates in accordance with applicable rules and regulations under the IRC and, in connection therewith, Midas Management Corporation (“MMC”), a subsidiary of Winco, acts as a conduit payer of compensation and benefits to the Affiliates’ employees including those who are concurrently employed by the Company and its Affiliates. Rent expense of concurrently used office space and overhead expenses for various concurrently used administrative and support functions incurred by the Affiliates are allocated at cost among them. The Affiliates participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan for substantially all qualified employees. A matching expense based upon a percentage of contributions to the plan by eligible employees is incurred and allocated among the Affiliates. The matching expense is accrued and funded on a current basis and may not exceed the amount permitted as a deductible expense under the IRC. The aggregate compensation and benefits accrued and paid by the Company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 was $131,242 and $261,315, respectively. The aggregate rent and overhead accrued and paid by the Company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 was $15,583 and $34,504, respectively. As of June 30, 2016, the Company had reimbursements payable to MMC and Winco for compensation and benefits and rent and overhead of $2,767.

The Company provides a maximum monthly automobile allowance of $1,000 per month to its President, Mark C. Winmill. To the extent that the monthly maximum payment under the Company’s automobile lease exceeds the monthly allowance, Mr. Winmill must reimburse the Company for the excess amount. In this regard, Mr. Winmill has reimbursed the Company $1,878 for the automobile payments paid and due in 2016.

The Company leases office space from Tuxis under a rental agreement. The terms of occupancy are month to month and automatically renew unless terminated by either party on ten days’ written notice. The monthly rental charges are $1,000 per month due and payable on the first day of each month. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, the total rent paid by the Company to Tuxis was $3,000 and $6,000 respectively.