Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
Note I – Income Taxes
Significant components of the provision for income taxes for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014 is as follows (in thousands):
A reconciliation of the differences between the effective tax rate and the federal statutory tax rate for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014 is as follows:
The prior year adjustments for stock compensation in the rate reconciliation for 2014 primarily relate to the recognition of deferred tax assets for non-qualified stock options from prior years, although such deferred tax assets would be fully reserved by a valuation allowance.
At December 31, 2016 and 2015, our current and non-current deferred income tax assets and liabilities consisted of the following (in thousands):
At December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, the Company had federal net operating loss carry forwards of approximately $50.6 million, $7.0 million and $8.2 million, respectively and state net operating loss carry forwards of approximately $22.6 million, $0.5 million and $2.3 million, respectively. The net operating loss amount differs from the recorded deferred tax asset due to the Company not recording the windfall benefit on the exercise of options. Assuming our net operating loss carry forwards are not disallowed because of certain “change in control” provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, these net operating loss carry forwards expire in various years beginning in the year ending December 31, 2029.
Management assesses the available positive and negative evidence to estimate if sufficient future taxable income will be generated to use the existing deferred tax assets. We previously established a valuation allowance to fully reserve our net deferred income tax assets as such assets did not meet the more likely than not recognition standard established by ASC Topic 740. As of December 31, 2015, due to an increase of deferred tax liabilities resulting from the acquisition of Clarient, management has determined that sufficient positive evidence exists to conclude that it is more likely than not that additional deferred taxes are realizable and therefore reduced the valuation allowance to zero. Our valuation allowance decreased by approximately $0, $2,240,800 and $174,000 during the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
We file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and in various state jurisdictions. Tax regulations within each jurisdiction are subject to the interpretation of the related tax laws and regulations and require significant judgment to apply. For federal and state purposes, we have open tax years from the tax years ended December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2016. We are not currently subject to any ongoing income tax examinations.
We have examined our current and past tax positions taken, and have concluded that it is more likely than not these tax positions will be sustained in the event of an examination and that there would be no material impact to our effective tax rate. As of December 31, 2016, 2015, and 2014, we had no unrecognized tax benefits. In the event interest or penalties will be accrued, our policy is to include these amounts related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense. As of December 31, 2016, we had no accrued interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions.
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.
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