|12 Months Ended|
Nov. 30, 2019
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
NOTE 10—INCOME TAXES
The Company recorded the following income tax provision for the years ended November 30, 2019 and 2018.
As of November 201
9and 2018, the tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to the deferred tax assets are as follows:
A valuation allowance covering the deferred tax assets of the Company for November 30, 2019 and November 30, 2018, has been provided as the Company does not believe it is more likely than not that all of the future income tax benefits will be realized. The valuation allowance changed by approximately ($12,000)
The Company evaluates the recoverability of our deferred tax assets as of the end of each quarter, weighing all positive and negative evidence, and are required to establish and maintain a valuation allowance for these assets if we determine that it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The weight given to the evidence is commensurate with the extent to which the evidence can be objectively verified. If negative evidence exists, positive evidence is necessary to support a conclusion that a valuation allowance is not needed.
The positive evidence that weighed in favor of releasing the allowance as of November 30, 2017 and ultimately outweighed the negative evidence against releasing the allowance was the following:
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Tax Act makes significant changes to provision of the Internal Revenue Code, including changing the corporate tax rate to a flat 21% rate as of January 1, 2018. This requires the Company’s net deferred tax assets and liabilities to be revalued at the newly enacted U.S. corporate rate. The impact will be recognized in tax expense in the year of enactment. Based on evaluation, the Company’s discrete expense for the rate impact will be approximately $3.1 million. Based on the Company’s evaluation, the Tax Act is not expected to impact the recoverability of its deferred tax asset.
A reconciliation of the income tax provision with the amount of tax computed by applying the federal statutory rate to pretax income follows:
The Company adopted the accounting standard for uncertain tax positions, ASC
740-10,on December 1, 2007. As required by the standard, the Company recognizes the financial statement benefit of a tax position only after determining that the relevant tax authority would more likely than not sustain the position following an audit. For tax positions meeting the more likely than not threshold, the amount recognized in the financial statements is the largest benefit that has a greater than 50 percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the relevant tax authority. Increases or decreases to the unrecognized tax benefits could result from management’s belief that a position can or cannot be sustained upon examination based on subsequent information or potential lapse of the applicable statute of limitation for certain tax positions. There were no uncertain tax positions as of November 30, 2019 and 2018.
There was approximately $2,801,000 and $2,204,000 of U.S. income taxes paid for the fiscal years ended November 30, 2019 and November 30, 2018, respectively.
The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions in income tax expense. For the years ended November 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company had no material provisions for interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions.
The Company or one of its subsidiaries files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction, and various state jurisdictions. The table below summarizes the open tax years and ongoing tax examinations in major jurisdictions as of November 30, 2019:
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