Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2024
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes

Note 7 - Income Taxes


The Company’s sole material asset is Andina Holdings, LLC, which is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes and for purposes of certain state and local income taxes. Andina Holdings, LLC owns 100% of Stryve Foods, LLC which is treated as a disregarded entity for the U.S. federal income tax purposes. Stryve Foods Holdings, LLC's net taxable income and any related tax credits are passed through to its members and are included in the members’ tax returns, even though such net taxable income or tax credits may not have actually been distributed. The income tax burden on the earnings taxed to the non-controlling interests is not reported by the Company in its condensed consolidated financial statements under GAAP. As a result, the Company’s effective tax rate is expected to differ materially from the statutory rate.

ASC Topic 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. As of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, no liability for unrecognized tax benefits was required to be reported and no amounts accrued for interest and penalties. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position over the next twelve months.

The Company currently estimates its annual effective income tax rate to be (0.0432)%, which differs from the federal rate of 21% primarily due to tax benefit related to income passed through to non-controlling interest, increase in valuation allowances, and state and local income taxes. The Company has reported income tax expense of $8,998 and $3,331 for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023.


Tax Receivable Agreement Liability

In conjunction with the Business Combination, the Company also entered into a TRA with the Seller and Holdings. Pursuant to the TRA, the Company is required to pay the Seller 85% of the amount of savings, if any, in United States federal, state, local and foreign income tax that the Company actually realizes as a result of (a) tax basis adjustments resulting from taxable exchanges of Class B common units of Holdings and Class V common stock of the Company acquired by the Company in exchange for Class A common stock of the Company and (b) tax deductions in respect of portions of certain payments made under the TRA. All such payments to the Seller are the obligations of the Company.


As of March 31, 2024, there have been 383,898 shares of Class B common units of Holdings and Class V common stock of the Company exchanged for an equal number of shares of Class A common stock of the Company. The estimation of liability under the TRA is by its nature imprecise and subject to significant assumptions regarding the amount and timing of future taxable income.


As of March 31, 2024, the Company has recorded a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets as the realizability of the tax benefit is not at the more likely than not threshold. Since the benefit has not been recorded, the Company has determined that the TRA liability is not probable and therefore no TRA liability existed as of March 31, 2024.