NOTE 12 - INCOME TAXES
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
|NOTE 12 - INCOME TAXES
NOTE 12 INCOME TAXES
The Company maintains deferred tax assets and liabilities that reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. The deferred tax assets at December 31, 2018 and 2017 consist of net operating loss carryforwards and differences in the book basis and tax basis of intangible assets.
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), a tax reform bill which, among other items, reduces the current federal income tax rate to 21% from 34%. The rate reduction is effective January 1, 2018, and is permanent.
The Act has caused the Companys deferred income taxes to be revalued. As changes in tax laws or rates are enacted, deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted through income tax expense. Pursuant to the guidance within SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (SAB 118), as of December 31, 2017, the Company recognized the provisional effects of the enactment of the Act for which measurement could be reasonably estimated. Since the Company has provided a full valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets, the revaluation of the deferred tax assets did not have a material impact on any period presented. The ultimate impact of the Act may differ from these estimates due to the Companys continued analysis or further regulatory guidance that may be issued as a result of the Act.
The items accounting for the difference between income taxes at the effective statutory rate and the provision for income taxes for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
The Companys approximate net deferred tax assets as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
The gross operating loss carryforward was approximately $18,915,611 and $17,715,000 at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company provided a valuation allowance equal to the deferred income tax assets for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 because it was not known whether future taxable income will be sufficient to utilize the loss carryforward and other deferred tax assets. The increase in the valuation allowance was $278,733 in 2018.
The potential tax benefit arising from the net operating loss carryforward of $4,357,876 from the period prior to Acts effective date will expire in 2037. The potential tax benefit arising from the net operating loss carryforward of $295,364 from the period following to the Acts effective date can be carried forward indefinitely within the annual usage limitations.
Additionally, the future utilization of the net operating loss carryforward to offset future taxable income is subject to an annual limitations as a result of ownership or business changes that may occur in the future. The Company has not conducted a study to determine the limitations on the utilization of these net operating loss carryforwards. If necessary, the deferred tax assets will be reduced by any carryforward that may not be utilized or expires prior to utilization as a result of such limitations, with a corresponding reduction of the valuation allowance.
The Company does not have any uncertain tax positions or events leading to uncertainty in a tax position. The Companys 2018, 2017 and 2016 Corporate Income Tax Returns are subject to Internal Revenue Service examination.