Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Income Taxes

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Income Taxes
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

NOTE 14 – INCOME TAXES

 

At December 31, 2017, the Company has available for federal income tax purposes a net operating loss carry forward of approximately $42,888,104, expiring in the year 2037, that may be used to offset future taxable income, but could be limited under Section 382. The Company has provided a valuation reserve against the full amount of the net operating loss benefit, since in the opinion of management based upon the earnings history of the Company; it is more likely than not that the benefits will not be realized. Due to possible significant changes in the Company's ownership, the future use of its existing net operating losses may be limited. All or portion of the remaining valuation allowance may be reduced in future years based on an assessment of earnings sufficient to fully utilize these potential tax benefits.  During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company has increased the valuation allowance from $9,446,184 to $42,988,104.

 

We have adopted the provisions of ASC 740-10-25, which provides recognition criteria and a related measurement model for uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken in income tax returns.  ASC 740-10-25 requires that a position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return be recognized in the financial statements when it is more likely than not that the position would be sustained upon examination by tax authorities.  

 

Tax position that meet the more likely than not threshold is then measured using a probability weighted approach recognizing the largest amount of tax benefit that is greater than 50% likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement.  The Company had no tax positions relating to open income tax returns that were considered to be uncertain. We file income tax returns in the U.S. and in the state of California and Utah with varying statutes of limitations.

 

The Company is required to file income tax returns in the U.S. Federal jurisdiction and in California. The Company is no longer subject to income tax examinations by tax authorities for tax years ending before December 31, 2013.

 

The Company’s deferred taxes as of December 31, 2017 and 2016 consist of the following:

 

    2017   2016
Non-Current deferred tax asset:                
 Net operating loss carry-forwards   $ 41,560,772     $ 9,446,184  
 Valuation allowance     (41,560,772 )     (9,446,184 )
 Net non-current deferred tax asset   $ —       $ —