|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
Note 5 — Income Taxes
The Company’s income tax expense was $7.5 million and $1.0 million representing an effective income tax rate of 31.1 percent and 30.7 percent for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Management concluded that as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, a valuation allowance of $4.4 million was appropriate against certain state net operating loss carry forwards and certain tax credits. For all other deferred tax assets, management believes it was more likely than not that these deferred tax assets will be realized principally through future taxable income and reversal of existing taxable temporary differences. The net deferred tax asset was $42.7 million and $41.4 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The net current tax liability was $3.6 million as of March 31, 2021 and the net current tax asset was $1.0 million as of December 31, 2020.
As of March 31, 2021 the Company is subject to examination by various taxing authorities for its federal tax returns for the years ending December 31, 2017 through 2019 and state tax returns for the years ending December 31, 2016 through 2019. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, there was no material change to the Company’s uncertain tax positions. The Company does not expect its unrecognized tax positions to change significantly over the next twelve months.
The CARES Act includes provisions for tax payment relief, significant business incentives, and certain corrections to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or the Tax Act. The tax relief measures for entities includes anet operating loss carry back, increases in interest expense deduction limits, accelerates alternative minimum tax credit refunds, provides payroll tax relief, and provides a technical correction to allow accelerated deductions for qualified improvement property. ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, requires the effect of changes in tax law be recognized in the period in which new legislation is enacted. The enactment of the CARES Act was not material to the Company’s income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2021, and is not expected to have a material impact on its financial statements for the full year ending December 31, 2021.
On December 27, 2020, the U.S. enacted the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”) that provides additional tax relief to individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We considered the provisions of the Act and determined they do not have a material impact to our overall income taxes.
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.
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