Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Prepaid Foreign Taxes

Prepaid Foreign Taxes
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Prepaid Expense, Noncurrent [Abstract]  
Prepaid Foreign Taxes



Prepaid foreign taxes, net, of $342,312 and $337,917 at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, consists primarily of prepaid value added tax (“VAT”) credits. VAT credits are recovered through VAT collections on subsequent sales of products by the Company. Prepaid VAT tax credits do not expire.


In assessing the realization of the prepaid foreign taxes, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the prepaid foreign taxes will not be realized. Management considers the historical and projected revenues, expenses and capital expenditures in making this assessment. Based on this assessment, management has recorded a valuation allowance related to prepaid foreign taxes of $392,593 and $421,656 as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.