Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income taxes

Income taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income taxes

Note 10 – Income taxes

The Company’s effective income tax rate was 12.7% for the nine months ended September 30 2019 compared to 66.7% for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The effective income tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was lower compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2018 primarily due to the tax rates applied to domestic and foreign income (loss). Additionally, the Company’s projected annual effective tax rate differs from the statutory U.S. tax rate of 21% primarily due to the following: (i) availability of U.S. net operating loss carryforwards, resulting in no federal income taxes; (ii) a full valuation allowance on the U.S. deferred tax assets, net; (iii) taxes owed in foreign jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Italy; and, (iv) taxes owed in state and local jurisdictions.

The Company is subject to income taxes in the U.S. federal jurisdiction, and the various states and local jurisdictions in which it operates. Tax regulations within each jurisdiction are subject to the interpretation of the related tax laws and regulations and require significant judgment to apply. In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to examination by the federal, state, local and foreign taxing authorities.