Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

Note 20: Income Taxes


The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740, Income Taxes (“ASC 740”), which requires the recognition of deferred tax liabilities and assets at currently enacted tax rates for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or tax returns. A valuation allowance is recognized to reduce the net deferred tax asset to an amount that is more likely than not to be realized.


ASC 740 provides guidance on the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in a company’s financial statements. ASC 740 requires a company to determine whether it is more likely than not that a tax position will be sustained upon examination based upon the technical merits of the position. If the more-likely-than-not threshold is met, a company must measure the tax position to determine the amount to recognize in the financial statements.


The Company includes interest and penalties arising from the underpayment of income taxes in the statements of operation in the provision for income taxes. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company had no accrued interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions.


The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and in the states of California, Massachusetts and New Jersey and will start filing in New York. The Company is currently subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities since inception of the Company.


The Company is subject to US income taxes on a stand-alone basis. The Company, the Beacon Media Group (formerly ChizComm) and Wow file separate stand-alone tax returns in each jurisdiction in which they operate. Beacon Communications, Wow and Ameba are corporations operating in Canada and are subject to Canadian income taxes on its stand-alone taxable income.