9 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2021
Income Taxes

Income Taxes


The Company files a consolidated income tax return for federal and most state purposes.


Management has determined that there are no uncertain tax positions that would require recognition in the condensed consolidated financial statements. If the Company were to incur an income tax liability in the future, interest and penalties on any income tax liability would be reported as interest expense. Management’s conclusions regarding uncertain tax positions may be subject to review and adjustment at a later date based on ongoing analysis of tax laws, regulations, and interpretations thereof as well as other factors. Generally, federal, state, and local authorities may examine the Company’s tax returns for three to four years from the filing date and the current and prior three to four years remain subject to examination as of December 31, 2020 for the UL US Entities, January 31, 2020 for the Company and May 31, 2020 for UL HI.


The Company uses the assets and liability method of accounting for deferred taxes. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the balance sheet carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax basis. As of February 28, 2021 and May 31, 2020, the Company recognized a deferred tax asset of $140,000 and $0, respectively, which is included in deposits and other assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Company regularly evaluates the need for a valuation allowance related to the deferred tax asset. No valuation allowance was recorded at February 28, 2021.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law in March 2020. The CARES Act lifts certain deduction limitations originally imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“2017 Tax Act”). Corporate taxpayers may carryback net operating losses (“NOLs”) originating between 2018 and 2020 for up to five years, which was not previously allowed under the 2017 Tax Act. The CARES Act also eliminates the 80% of taxable income limitations by allowing corporate entities to fully utilize NOL carryforwards to offset taxable income in 2018, 2019 or 2020. Taxpayers may generally deduct interest up to the sum of 50% of adjusted taxable income plus business interest income (30% limit under the 2017 Tax Act) for 2019 and 2020. The CARES Act allows taxpayers with alternative minimum tax credits to claim a refund in 2020 for the entire amount of the credits instead of recovering the credits through refunds over a period of years, as originally enacted by the 2017 Tax Act.


In addition, the CARES Act raises the corporate charitable deduction limit to 25% of taxable income and makes qualified improvement property generally eligible for 15-year cost-recovery and 100% bonus depreciation. The enactment of the CARES Act did not result in any material adjustments to the income tax provision.


Income Tax Provision


The income tax provision of $77,801 and $385,000 included in the Company’s results of operations for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2021, respectively, reflects the Company’s estimated effective tax rate for the year ending May 31, 2021. These rates resulted in a provision of 15.6% for the three and nine months ended February 28, 2021. The Company did not record a tax provision for the period from October 28, 2019 (inception) through February 29, 2020.