|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2018
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
Income tax expense (benefit) consists of the following:
New Residential intends to qualify as a REIT for each of its tax years through December 31, 2018. A REIT is generally not subject to U.S. federal corporate income tax on that portion of its income that is distributed to stockholders if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders by prescribed dates and complies with various other requirements.
New Residential operates various securitization vehicles and has made certain investments, particularly its investments in MSRs (Note 5), Servicer Advance Investments (Note 6) and REO (Note 8), through taxable REIT subsidiaries (“TRSs”) that are subject to regular corporate income taxes which have been provided for in the provision for income taxes, as applicable.
New Residential has recorded a net deferred tax liability of approximately $8.4 million as of June 30, 2018, primarily related to unrealized gains and discount accruals offset by net operating loss carry forwards.
On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”) was signed into law. The TCJA includes a number of significant changes to existing U.S. corporate income tax laws, most notably a reduction of the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, effective January 1, 2018. New Residential measures deferred tax assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates that will apply in the years in which the temporary differences are expected to be recovered or paid. New Residential is still analyzing certain aspects of the TCJA and refining its calculations, which could potentially affect the measurement of these balances or give rise to new deferred tax amounts.
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.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef