|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Income Taxes||Income Taxes
The Company accounts for income taxes using the asset and liability method. Under the asset and liability method, deferred taxes are determined based on differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse.
Significant components of the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 were as follows (amounts in thousands):
Based on the Company’s historical pattern of taxable income, the Company believes it will produce sufficient income in the future to realize its deferred income tax assets. Management provides a valuation allowance for any net deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that a portion of such net deferred tax assets will not be recovered.
The components of the Company’s income tax expense from continuing operations, less noncontrolling interest, were as follows (amounts in thousands):
A reconciliation of the difference between the federal statutory tax rate and the Company's effective tax rate for income taxes for each period is as follows:
The Company is subject to both federal tax and state income tax for jurisdictions within which it operates. Within these jurisdictions, the Company is open to examination for tax years ended after December 31, 2014.
As of December 31, 2019, the Company has U.S. operating loss carry forwards of $6.2 million that are available to reduce future taxable income. If not used to offset taxable income, a portion of these losses will expire between 2031 and 2034. Losses generated in years ending after December 31, 2017 have an unlimited carryforward under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Due to U.S. limitations on acquired operating losses, a valuation allowance has been established on $1.6 million of these losses.
State operating loss carryforwards totaling $102.0 million at December 31, 2019 are being carried forward in jurisdictions where the Company is permitted to use tax losses from prior periods to reduce future taxable income. If not used to offset future taxable income, these losses will expire between 2020 and 2039. Due to uncertainty regarding the Company's ability to use some of the carryforwards, a valuation allowance has been established on $58.6 million of state net operating loss carryforwards. Based on the Company's historical record of producing taxable income and expectations for the future, the Company has concluded that future operating income will be sufficient to give rise to taxable income sufficient to utilize the remaining state net operating loss carryforwards.
US GAAP prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the accounting and financial statement disclosure of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. The evaluation of a tax position is a two-step process. The first step requires the Company to determine whether it is more likely than not that a tax position will be sustained upon examination based on the technical merits of the position. The second step requires the Company to recognize in the financial statements each tax position that meets the more likely than not criteria, measured at the amount of benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized. The Company's unrecognized tax benefits would affect the tax rate, if recognized. The Company includes the full amount of unrecognized tax benefits in other noncurrent liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets. The Company anticipates it is reasonably possible an increase or decrease in the amount of unrecognized tax benefits could be made in the next twelve months. However, the Company does not presently anticipate that any increase or decrease in unrecognized tax benefits will be material to the consolidated financial statements. The amount recognized as of December 31, 2019 was $3.9 million.
A reconciliation of the total amounts of unrecognized tax benefits follows:
The entire disclosure for income taxes. Disclosures may include net deferred tax liability or asset recognized in an enterprise's statement of financial position, net change during the year in the total valuation allowance, approximate tax effect of each type of temporary difference and carryforward that gives rise to a significant portion of deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets, utilization of a tax carryback, and tax uncertainties information.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef