Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

Income Taxes

The Company provides for a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that it will not realize a portion of the deferred tax assets. The Company has established a full valuation allowance for deferred tax assets due to the uncertainty that enough taxable income will be generated in the taxing jurisdiction to utilize the assets. Therefore, the Company has not reflected any benefit of such deferred tax assets in the accompanying financial statements.

On December 22, 2017, the President of the United States signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform legislation. This legislation makes significant changes in U.S. tax law including a reduction in the corporate tax rates, changes to net operating loss carryforwards and carrybacks, and a repeal of the corporate alternative minimum tax. The legislation reduced the U.S. corporate tax rate from the current rate of 35% to 21%. As a result of the enacted law, the Company was required to revalue deferred tax assets and liability at the enacted rate. This revaluation didn’t have any income tax expense impact due to the full valuation allowance. The other provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act [did not have a material impact] on the third quarter financial statements.

The Company has applied the guidance in ASU 2018-05, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118, when accounting for the enactment-date effects of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had not completed its accounting for the tax effects of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, as the Company is in the process of analyzing certain aspects of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, obtaining information, and refining its calculations of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act’s impact. There have been no material measurement period adjustments made during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 related to the provisional amounts recorded and disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report. The Company expects to complete the accounting for the tax effects of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act during 2018.

As of September 30, 2018, there were no material changes to what the Company disclosed regarding tax uncertainties or penalties as of December 31, 2017.