Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

12. Income Taxes


The Company’s quarterly income tax provision is based upon an estimated annual income tax rate. The Company’s quarterly provision for income taxes also includes the tax impact of discrete items, if any, including changes in judgment about valuation allowances and effects of changes in tax laws or rates, in the interim period in which they occur.


During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recorded income tax benefit of approximately $26,000 and $67,000, respectively. The decrease in income tax benefit during the current three-month period as compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily due to an increase in discrete tax items and changes in the Company’s net operating losses.


In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred income tax assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred income tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. Management considers the scheduled reversal of deferred income tax liabilities, projected future taxable income, and tax planning strategies in making this assessment. Based on consideration of these items, management has determined that enough uncertainty exists relative to the realization of the deferred income tax asset balances to warrant the application of a valuation allowance as of March 31, 2022. The valuation allowance at March 31, 2022 was approximately $9,600,000. The net change in the valuation allowance during the three months ended March 31, 2022 was an increase of approximately $300,000.