Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes
Income Taxes
The components of income tax expense were as follows:
For the three
March 31,
January 1, 2021


March 31, 2021
Net income before income taxes
   $ 125,457  
Provision for income taxes
Effective tax provision rate
The Company’s effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2022 differs from the U.S.’s statutory rate primarily due to anticipated state statutory income tax rates as well as the projected mix of earnings or loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest not allocable to FoA. Prior to the Business Combination, FoA Equity operated as a U.S. Partnership which, generally, are not subject to federal and state income taxes.
After the Business Combination, FoA is taxed as a corporation and is subject to corporate federal, state and local taxes on the income allocated to it from FoA Equity, based upon FoA’s economic interest in FoA Equity, as well as any stand-alone income or loss it generates. FoA Equity and its disregarded subsidiaries are treated as a partnership for U.S. federal and most applicable state and local income tax purposes. As a partnership, FoA Equity is not subject to U.S. federal and certain state and local income taxes. FoA Equity’s members, including FoA, are liable for federal, state and local income taxes based on their allocable share of FoA Equity’s pass-through taxable income or loss.
FoA Equity wholly owns Campus Door Inc., BNT Title Company of California, ANTIC Inc. and Silvernest Inc., which are regarded corporate subsidiaries for tax purposes. FoA Equity’s regarded corporate subsidiaries are subject to corporate federal, state and local taxes on income they generate. As such, the consolidated tax provision of FoA includes corporate taxes that it incurs based on its flow-through income from FoA Equity as well as its allocable portion of corporate taxes that are incurred by its regarded subsidiaries.
The Company recognizes deferred tax assets to the extent it believes these assets are
to be realized. In making such a determination, the Company considers all available positive and negative evidence, including future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences, projected future taxable income, tax planning strategies and recent results of operations.
The Company recognizes uncertain income tax positions when it is not
a tax position will be sustained upon examination. As of March 31, 2022, the Company has recognized uncertain tax positions related to positions taken at FoA and lower tier subsidiaries. There were no significant changes to the Company’s uncertain tax positions for the current period. The Company accrues interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions as a component of the income tax provision
. No
interest or penalties were recognized in income tax expense for the Successor three months ended March 31, 2022. Tax positions taken in tax years that remain open under the statute of limitations will be subject to examinations by tax authorities. With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to state or local examinations by tax authorities for tax years ended December 31, 2017 or prior.