Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

INCOME TAXES

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INCOME TAXES
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
INCOME TAXES INCOME TAXES
 
Income tax expense (benefit) consists of the following:
 
 
Three Months Ended  
 March 31,
 
 
2019

2018
Current:
 
 
 
 
Federal
 
$
(413
)
 
$
1,708

State and Local
 
79

 
436

Total Current Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
 
(334
)
 
2,144

Deferred:
 
 
 
 
Federal
 
37,146

 
(8,673
)
State and Local
 
9,185

 
(383
)
Total Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
 
46,331

 
(9,056
)
Total Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
 
$
45,997

 
$
(6,912
)

 
New Residential intends to qualify as a REIT for each of its tax years through December 31, 2019. 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 asset of approximately $17.7 million as of March 31, 2019, primarily related to unrealized gains and discount accruals offset by net operating loss carry forwards.