Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

INCOME TAXES

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INCOME TAXES
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
INCOME TAXES

NOTE 16 - INCOME TAXES

 

The Company records its interim tax provision based upon a projection of the Company’s annual effective tax rate (“AETR”). This AETR is applied to the year-to-date consolidated pre-tax income to determine the interim provision for income taxes before discrete items. The Company updates the AETR on a quarterly basis as the pre-tax income projections are revised and tax laws are enacted. The effective tax rate (“ETR”) each period is impacted by a number of factors, including the relative mix of domestic and foreign earnings and adjustments to recorded valuation allowances. The currently forecasted ETR may vary from the actual year-end due to the changes in these factors.

 

The Company’s global ETR for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2021 was (21.6)% and (11.9)%, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2021 the effective tax rate differs from the statutory tax rates primarily due to the mix of domestic and foreign earnings amongst taxable jurisdictions and recorded valuation allowances to fully reserve against net operating loss carryforwards and other deferred tax assets in the United States and non-Israel foreign jurisdictions where realization of such tax attributes and deductible temporary differences remains uncertain at this time.

 

On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law providing certain relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act, among other things, includes provisions relating to the net operating loss carryback periods, alternative minimum tax credit refunds, modification to the net interest deduction limitations and technical corrections to tax depreciation methods for qualified improvement property. The CARES Act did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

On March 11, 2021, the President of the United States signed the American Rescue Plan Act (the “ARPA”) into law as a continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARPA implemented new entity taxation provisions as well as extended unemployment benefits and related incentives to provide further economic relief to US businesses. The passage of the ARPA did not have a material impact to the Company nor its calculated AETR for the year.