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Note 9 - Income Taxes

Note 9 - Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Notes to Financial Statements  
Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block]

Note 9. Income Taxes



For the three and nine months ended June 30, 2020, the Company recorded income tax expense of $763,000 and $1,076,000 reflecting an effective tax rate of 20.3% and 20.2%, respectively. For the three and nine months ended June 30, 2019, the Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $454,000 and $849,000, respectively, reflecting an effective tax rate of 25.9% and 24.1%, respectively. The differences between the effective tax rate and the statutory tax rate were related to nondeductible meals and entertainment, nondeductible stock compensation, foreign derived intangibles income deduction (FDII) and research and development credits.


Deferred taxes recognize the impact of temporary differences between the amounts of the assets and liabilities recorded for financial statement purposes and these amounts measured in accordance with tax laws. The Company’s realization of deferred tax temporary differences is contingent upon future taxable earnings. The Company reviewed its deferred tax asset for expected utilization using a “more likely than not” criteria by assessing the available positive and negative factors surrounding its recoverability.


As of June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, the Company had a remaining valuation allowance of approximately $47,000 related to state net operating loss carry forwards the Company does not expect to utilize. Based on the Company’s analysis and review of long-term forecasts and all available evidence, the Company determined that there should be no further change in the valuation allowance for the nine months ended June 30, 2020.


As of June 30, 2020, we do not have any unrecognized tax benefits. It is the Company’s practice to recognize interest and penalties accrued on any unrecognized tax benefits as a component of income tax expense. The Company does not expect any material changes in its unrecognized tax positions over the next 12 months.