|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
NOTE 13. INCOME TAXES
We account for income taxes in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 740 “Income Taxes.” We recorded an increase in our unrecognized tax benefits of $0.1 million as of September 30, 2010. At December 31, 2010, we had $3.7 million in liabilities for unrecognized tax benefits. Included in this liability amount were $0.1 million accrued for the related interest, net of federal income tax benefits, and $0.05 million for the related penalty recorded in income tax expense on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. We recorded an increase in our unrecognized tax benefits of $0.4 million as of September 30, 2011.
Valuation Allowance (Deferred Taxes)
For financial reporting purposes, we recorded a valuation allowance of $2.7 million as of September 30, 2011 to offset a portion of the deferred tax assets related to the state net operating loss carryforwards. Management regularly reviews our financial forecasts in an effort to determine our ability to utilize the net operating loss carryforwards for tax purposes. Accordingly, the valuation allowance is adjusted periodically based on management’s estimate of the benefit the company will receive from such carryforwards.
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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