Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Uncertain Tax Positions

Uncertain Tax Positions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Uncertain Tax Positions



Effective January 1, 2007, the company adopted the provisions of ASC 740 (formerly FASB Interpretation No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes - an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109” (“FIN 48”)). ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The adoption of the provisions of ASC 740 did not have a material impact on the company’s condensed consolidated financial position and results of operations. At December 31, 2013, the company had no liability for unrecognized tax benefits and no accrual for the payment of related interest and penalties. The Company did not record a cumulative effect adjustment relating to the adoption of ASC 740.


Interest costs related to unrecognized tax benefits are classified as “Interest expense, net” in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. Penalties, if any, would be recognized as a component of “selling, general and administrative expenses”. The Company recognized $0 of interest and penalties expense related to unrecognized tax benefits during 2012. In many cases the company’s uncertain tax positions are related to tax years that remain subject to examination by relevant tax authorities. With few exceptions, the company is generally no longer subject to U.S. federal, state, local or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before 2011. The following describes the open tax years, by major tax jurisdiction, as of December 31, 2013:


United States (a)     2011 - Present  


(a) Includes federal as well as state or similar local jurisdictions, as applicable.