|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
15. INCOME TAXES
The Company provides for income taxes using an asset and liability approach under which deferred income taxes are provided for based upon enacted tax laws and rates applicable to periods in which the taxes become payable.
The Company recorded an income tax benefit of $263,000 and an income tax expense of $168,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and an income tax benefit of $1.2 million and an income tax expense of $719,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
As of September 30, 2020, the Company had $2.2 million of undistributed earnings and profits generated by a foreign subsidiary (Solutions Infini) for which no deferred tax liabilities have been recorded, since the Company intends to indefinitely reinvest such earnings in the subsidiary to fund the international operations and certain obligations of the subsidiary. Should the above undistributed earnings be distributed in the form of dividends or otherwise, the distributions would result in approximately $326,000 of tax expense.
The Company files income tax returns in the United States and in foreign jurisdictions including Italy, India, and Switzerland. As of September 30, 2020, the tax years 2007 through the current period remain open to examination in each of the major jurisdictions in which the Company is subject to tax.
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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