Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

Note 7. Income Taxes

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748) (the “CARES Act”). Among the changes to the U.S. federal income tax rules, the CARES Act restored net operating loss carryback rules that were eliminated by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, modified the limit on the deduction for net interest expense, and accelerated the timeframe for refunds of AMT credit carryovers. From a federal tax reporting standpoint, the Company had a federal tax net operating loss (“NOL”) in the amount of $2,390,415 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 and, pursuant

to the provisions of the CARES Act, Form 1139 was filed for the NOL carryback during fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, resulting in a refund of $580,314, which was received on May 31, 2022.

The Company’s Federal and State filings remain subject to examination by tax authorities for tax periods ending after September 30, 2018.

In December 2021, the Company sold 1,638 acres of land to the State of Florida at a price below market value, which resulted in a charitable contribution and related charitable deduction for tax purposes. The charitable contribution generated a tax benefit of approximately $6,300,000, however, the Company does not anticipate it will be able to realize the entire charitable deduction before it expires in 2027. A valuation allowance of approximately $1,400,000 was initially recorded in December 2021 to partially offset the charitable contribution carryover deferred tax asset, resulting in a net benefit of approximately $4,900,000. During fiscal year ending September 2022, the Company utilized approximately $500,000 of the charitable contribution, leaving a charitable contribution carryover of $5,800,000. Also, as of September 2022, the valuation allowance increased to approximately $4,300,000 due to economic hardships from Hurricane Ian, resulting in a net benefit of approximately $1,500,000. For the year ending September 30, 2023, the valuation allowance is expected to increase by $449,000 due to the estimated realization of the charitable contribution carryover.