Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

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Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes Income Taxes
We recognized a federal and state income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 at the blended rate of 21.6%. The federal and state tax expense was offset by an adjustment to the valuation allowance against our net deferred tax assets resulting in an effective tax rate of 0.6%, which is fully attributable to the State of Texas. The provision also reflects a reclassification of $1.2 million from deferred tax assets for our remaining refundable AMT credit carryforwards which were accelerated due to certain income tax provisions provided in the CARES Act. In June 2020, we received a refund of $2.5 million for the aforementioned AMT credit carryforwards. Our net deferred income tax liability balance of $1.4 million as of September 30, 2020 is fully attributable to the State of Texas and primarily related to property and equipment.
We recognized a federal and state income tax benefit for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 at the blended rate of 21.6%; however, the federal and state tax expense was offset by an adjustment to the valuation allowance against our net deferred tax assets resulting in an effective tax rate of 2.5% which related to Texas deferred tax expense.
We had no liability for unrecognized tax benefits as of September 30, 2020. There were no interest and penalty charges recognized during the periods ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. Tax years from 2015 forward remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which the Company is subject; however, net operating losses originating in prior years are subject to examination when utilized.