|TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/06/2019|
TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
The Company’s deferred income tax assets and liabilities are summarized as follows (in thousands):
Quarterly, the Company assesses the likelihood by jurisdiction that its net deferred tax assets will be recovered. Based on the weight of all available evidence, both positive and negative, the Company records a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets when it is more-likely-than-not that a future tax benefit will not be realized.
As of December 31, 2018 the Company had approximately $3.0 million of net deferred tax assets in the U.S. and $2.2 million of net deferred tax assets related to certain international locations whose recoverability is dependent upon their future profitability. As of December 31, 2018 the deferred tax valuation allowance was $10.9 million and related primarily to tax losses in foreign jurisdictions which do not meet the “more-likely-than-not” standard under current accounting guidance.
When there is a change in judgment concerning the recovery of deferred tax assets in future periods, a valuation allowance is recorded into earnings during the quarter in which the change in judgment occurred. In 2018, the Company made adjustments to its deferred tax assets and corresponding valuation allowances. The net change to the valuation allowance consisted of the following: a $1.6 million increase related to capital loss carry forwards and other credit carry forwards not expected to be utilized, a $1.4 million increase in valuation allowance in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, Turkey and Australia for deferred tax assets that do not meet the “more-likely-than-not” standard, and a $1.6 million release of valuation allowance in Argentina, New Zealand, Belgium, and the United States and various other jurisdictions related to the utilization or write-off of deferred tax assets.
Activity in the Company’s valuation allowance accounts consists of the following (in thousands):