Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

8. INCOME TAXES

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8. INCOME TAXES
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
INCOME TAXES

The Company recorded no income tax provision for 2019 and 2018 because of losses incurred.

 

The Company estimates its annual effective income tax rate in recording its quarterly provision for income taxes in the various jurisdictions in which it operates. Statutory tax rate changes and other significant or unusual items are recognized as discrete items in the quarter in which they occur. The Company recorded no income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 because the Company expects to incur a tax loss in the current year. Similarly, no income tax expense was recognized for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

The Company had a net deferred tax asset related to federal net operating loss carryforwards of $63,070,504 and $56,992,857 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The federal net operating loss carryforward will begin to expire in 2033. Realization of the deferred tax asset is dependent, in part, on generating sufficient taxable income prior to expiration of the loss carryforwards. The Company has placed a 100% valuation allowance against the net deferred tax asset because future realization of these assets is not assured.