Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Income Taxes  
Income Taxes

Note 12 – Income Taxes

The Company is taxed as a C corporation.

For interim periods, the provision for income taxes (including federal, state, local and foreign taxes) is calculated based on the estimated annual effective tax rate, adjusted for certain discrete items for the full fiscal year. Cumulative adjustments to the Company’s estimate are recorded in the interim period in which a change in the estimated annual effective rate is determined. Each quarter we update our estimate of the annual effective tax rate, and if our estimated tax rate changes, we make a cumulative adjustment.

The effective tax benefit rate for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 was 24.2% and 22.3%, respectively, as compared to an effective tax benefit rate of 5.0% and 15.2% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. The Company’s effective tax rates differ from the federal statutory rate of 21% primarily due to state taxes, nondeductible expenses and tax credits.

No valuation allowance was required as of September 30, 2019 or December 31, 2018.

The Company performed an analysis of its tax positions and determined that no material uncertain tax positions exist. Accordingly, there was no liability for uncertain tax positions as of September 30, 2019 or December 31, 2018. Based on the provisions of ASC Topic 740 - Income Taxes, the Company had no material unrecognized tax benefits as of September 30, 2019 or December 31, 2018.