|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
The provision for income taxes reflected in the statements of comprehensive income is comprised of the following components:
On December 22, 2017, H.R.1, commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”), was signed into law. Among other things, the Tax Act reduced our corporate federal tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018. As a result, we were required to re-measure, through 2017 income tax expense, our deferred tax assets and liabilities using the enacted rate at which we expect them to be recovered or settled.
On December 22, 2017, the SEC staff issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (“SAB 118”), which provides guidance on accounting for the tax effects of the Tax Act. SAB 118 provides a measurement period that should not extend beyond one year from the Tax Act enactment date for companies to complete the accounting under ASC 740, Income Taxes. The Company’s 2017 financial results reflected the income tax effects of the Act for which the accounting under ASC Topic 740 was complete and provisional amounts for those specific income tax effects of the 2017 Tax Act for which the accounting under ASC Topic 740 was incomplete but a reasonable estimate could be determined. The Company recorded a provisional amount of $4.1 million tax expense for the impact of the re-measurement of its deferred tax inventory. No adjustments to the provisional amounts were recorded during the one year measurement period ended December 22, 2018.
Income taxes provided were different than the tax expense computed by applying the statutory federal income tax rate of 21% in 2018 and 35% in 2017 and 2016 to pre-tax income as a result of the following:
In connection with filing its 2017 income tax returns, the Company recorded a permanent net income tax benefit of $3.6 million. This benefit was a result of deductions claimed on the Company’s 2017 income tax returns, partially offset by repricing of its current and deferred income tax position associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Deferred income tax liabilities and assets result from differences between assets and liabilities measured for financial reporting purposes and for income tax return purposes. These assets and liabilities are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that are currently in effect. The net deferred tax asset and the temporary differences comprising that balance at December 31, 2018 and 2017 are as follows:
In the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that all of the deferred tax assets, with the exception of certain state net operating loss carry-forwards, certain state tax credit carry-forwards, and certain state capital loss carry-forwards expected to expire prior to utilization, will be realized. Accordingly, a valuation allowance of $1.7 million is recorded at December 31, 2018. At December 31, 2018, the Company had state loss and tax credit carry-forwards of approximately $4.5 million, which expire at various dates from 2019 through 2038.
The Company had no unrecognized tax benefits at December 31, 2018, December 31, 2017, and December 31, 2016.
It is the Company’s policy to recognize interest and penalties accrued relative to unrecognized tax benefits in their respective federal or state income taxes accounts. There were no penalties and interest related to income taxes recorded in the income statement for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016. There were no amounts accrued in the balance sheet for penalties and interest at December 31, 2018 and 2017.
The Company and its subsidiaries file a consolidated U.S. federal income tax return, as well as file various returns in states where its banking offices are located. The Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal or state tax examinations for years before 2015.