|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
13. Income Taxes
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was enacted and signed into law. The CARES Act includes a number of income tax changes, including, but not limited to (1) permitting NOL carrybacks to offset 100% of taxable income for taxable years beginning before 2021, (2) accelerating AMT tax refunds, (3) temporarily increasing the allowable business interest deduction from 30% to 50% of adjusted taxable income, and (4) providing a technical correction for depreciation as relates to qualified improvement property.
The Company recorded an income tax benefit of $1.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as a result of the CARES Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act permits the Company to carry back losses from 2018 to offset its income in 2017 resulting in an income tax receivable. The Company continues to maintain a full valuation allowance against its remaining net deferred tax assets.
The Company has a total of $5.5 million of gross unrecognized tax benefits, none of which would affect the effective tax rate upon realization. The Company currently has a full valuation allowance against its U.S. net deferred tax assets, which would impact the timing of the effective tax rate benefit should any of these uncertain tax positions be favorably settled in the future.
The Company does not expect its unrecognized tax benefits to change significantly over the next twelve months. The Company will recognize interest and penalties accrued on any unrecognized tax benefits as a component of income tax expense. Through June 30, 2020, the Company has not accrued interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions.
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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