|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
|Income Taxes [Abstract]|
6. Income Taxes
We have determined that due to a variety of reasons, we are currently unable to estimate our annual effective tax rate during our interim periods, which would be applied to our pre-tax ordinary income. We are calculating our effective income tax rate using a year-to-date income tax calculation. Our income tax expense differs from the statutory federal tax rate of 35% and related statutory state tax rates, primarily as a result of the reversal of our deferred tax liabilities related to the tax amortization of our FCC broadcasting licenses, which could no longer be assured over our net operating loss carry forward period. Therefore, our effective tax rate is impacted by the establishment of a valuation allowance on substantially all of our deferred tax assets.
We file federal, state and local income tax returns in the United States and Puerto Rico. The tax years that remain subject to assessment of additional liabilities by the United States federal, state, and local tax authorities are 2008 through 2010. The tax years that remain subject to assessment of additional liabilities by the Puerto Rico tax authority are 2007 through 2011.
Based on our evaluation, we have concluded that there are no significant uncertain tax positions requiring recognition in our consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.
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.
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