|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Income Taxes||Income Taxes
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company qualified to be taxed as a REIT under the Code for U.S. federal income tax purposes. As long as the Company qualifies as a REIT, the Company generally will not be subject to U.S. federal income taxes on its taxable income to the extent it annually distributes its net taxable income to stockholders, and does not engage in prohibited transactions. The Company intends to distribute 100% of its REIT taxable income and comply with all requirements to continue to qualify as a REIT. The majority of states also recognize the Company’s REIT status. The Company’s TRSs file separate tax returns and are fully taxed as standalone U.S. C corporations. It is assumed that the Company will retain its REIT status and will incur no REIT level taxation as it intends to comply with the REIT regulations and annual distribution requirements.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company’s TRSs recognized a benefit from income taxes of $3.6 million and $11.2 million, respectively, which was primarily due to losses recognized on MSR, offset by net gains recognized on derivative instruments held in the Company’s TRSs. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company’s TRSs recognized a provision for income taxes of $37.4 million and $35.1 million, respectively, which was primarily due to realized gains on sales of AFS securities and gains recognized on MSR held in the Company’s TRSs, as well as the write-down of net deferred tax assets resulting from the deemed liquidation of one of the Company’s TRSs due to its TRS election revocation, offset by net losses incurred on derivative instruments held in the TRSs.
Based on the Company’s evaluation, it has been concluded that there are no significant uncertain tax positions requiring recognition in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements of a contingent tax liability for uncertain tax positions. Additionally, there were no amounts accrued for penalties or interest as of or during the periods presented in these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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