10. INCOME TAXES
|9 Months Ended|
Jan. 31, 2016
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
The Company had no income tax expense for the three months and nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. During the nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company had a net operating loss (NOL) for each period which generated deferred tax assets for NOL carryforwards. The Company provided valuation allowances against the net deferred tax assets including the deferred tax assets for NOL carryforwards. Valuation allowances provided for the net deferred tax asset increased by approximately $1,098,000 and $11,000 for the nine months ended January 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
There was no material difference between the effective tax rate and the projected blended statutory tax rate for the quarters ended January 31, 2016 and 2015.
In assessing the realization of deferred tax assets, management considered whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred asset will not be realized. The ultimate realization of the deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. Based on the available objective evidence, including the history of operating losses and the uncertainty of generating future taxable income, management believes it is more likely than not that the net deferred tax assets at January 31, 2016 will not be fully realizable. Accordingly, management has maintained a valuation allowance against the net deferred tax asset at January 31, 2016.
There have been no changes to the Companys liability for unrecognized tax benefits during the period ended January 31, 2016.
The Companys policy is to recognize any interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as a component of income tax expense. As of the periods ended January 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company had accrued no interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions.
See Note 13 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Amendment No. 3 to the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended April 30, 2015 for additional information regarding income taxes.
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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