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Note 10 - Income Taxes

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Note 10 - Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Notes to Financial Statements  
Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block]
10.
Income Taxes
 
No
provision for income taxes has been recorded due to the net operating losses incurred from inception to date, for which
no
benefit has been recorded.
 
For interim periods, the Company estimates its annual effective income tax rate and applies the estimated rate to the year-to-date income or loss before income taxes. The Company also computes the tax provision or benefit related to items reported separately and recognizes the items net of their related tax effect in the interim periods in which they occur. The Company also recognizes the effect of changes in enacted tax laws or rates in the interim periods in which the changes occur.
 
The Company’s effective tax rate is
0%
for the
three
and
nine
months ended
September 30, 2018
and
2017.
The Company expects that its effective tax rate for the full year
2018
will be
0%.
 
On
December 22, 2017,
the United States enacted a law commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) which makes widespread changes to the Internal Revenue Code, including a reduction in the federal corporate tax rate to
21%,
and repatriation of accumulated foreign accumulated earnings and profits, effective
January 1, 2018. 
 
The Company is required to recognize the effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities due to a change in tax rates in the period the tax rate change was enacted. The carrying value of the Company’s U.S. deferred taxes is determined by the enacted U.S. corporate income tax rate. Consequently, the reduction in the U.S. corporate income tax rate impacts the carrying value of our deferred tax assets. Under the new corporate income tax rate of
21%,
the Company’s U.S. net deferred tax asset position will decrease as will the related valuation allowance. The Company has also considered the impact of the transition tax for which it has estimated it does
not
need to accrue a liability as the operations of Viveve BV are immaterial. Uncertainty regarding the impact of tax reform remains, as a result of factors including future regulatory and rulemaking processes, the prospects of additional corrective or supplemental legislation, potential trade or other litigation, and other factors. As such, while the Company believes that these adjustments are reasonable estimates of TCJA, they should be considered provisional.