Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

8. Income Taxes

8. Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Income Taxes  
Note 8. Income Taxes

The Company is not aware of any changes in ownership that would result in a change in control under Internal Revenue Code section 382. The Company, after considering all available evidence, fully reserved for these assets and its other deferred tax assets since it is more likely than not such benefits will not be realized in future periods. The Company has incurred losses for both financial reporting and income tax purposes for the year ended March 31, 2012.  Accordingly, the Company is continuing to fully reserve for its deferred tax assets. The Company will continue to evaluate its deferred tax assets to determine whether any changes in circumstances could affect the realization of their future benefit. If it is determined in future periods that portions of the Company’s deferred income tax assets satisfy the realization standards, the valuation allowance will be reduced accordingly.


As a result of certain realization requirements of the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities do not include certain deferred tax assets at June 30, 2012 that arose directly from tax deductions related to equity compensation in excess of compensation recognized for financial reporting purposes.  Equity will be increased by approximately $533,000 if and when such deferred tax assets are ultimately realized. 


The Company only recognizes tax benefits from an uncertain tax position if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position are measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate resolution. To date, the Company has not recognized such tax benefits in its financial statements.


The Company has identified its federal tax return and its state tax return in California as major tax jurisdictions. The Company also filed tax returns in foreign jurisdictions, principally Mexico and The Netherlands. The Company’s evaluation of uncertain tax matters was performed for tax years ended through March 31, 2012. Generally, the Company is subject to audit for the years ended March 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and may be subject to audit for amounts relating to net operating loss carryforwards generated in periods prior to March 31, 2009. The Company has elected to retain its existing accounting policy with respect to the treatment of interest and penalties attributable to income taxes, and continues to reflect interest and penalties attributable to income taxes, to the extent they arise, as a component of its income tax provision or benefit as well as its outstanding income tax assets and liabilities. The Company believes that its income tax positions and deductions would be sustained on audit and does not anticipate any adjustments, other than those identified above that would result in a material change to its financial position.