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Note 6 - Income Taxes

Note 6 - Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Notes to Financial Statements  
Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block]

6. Income Taxes 


Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are determined based upon differences between the financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse.

The Company does not expect to pay any significant federal, state, or foreign income taxes in 2021 as a result of the losses recorded during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and the additional losses expected for the remainder of 2021 and cumulative net operating loss carryforwards. Accounting standards require the consideration of a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets if it is “more likely than not” that some component or all of the benefits of deferred tax assets will not be realized. As a result, as of September 30, 2021 and  December 31, 2020 the Company maintained a full valuation allowance for all deferred tax assets.


The Company recorded no income tax provision for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 is 0%. The income tax rates vary from the federal and state statutory rates primarily due to the change in fair value of the stock warrants and valuation allowances on the Company’s deferred tax assets. The Company estimates its annual effective tax rate at the end of each quarterly period. Jurisdictions with a projected loss for the year where no tax benefit can be recognized due to the valuation allowance could result in a higher or lower effective tax rate during a particular quarter depending on the mix and timing of actual earnings versus annual projections.