|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
|INCOME TAXES||INCOME TAXES
We are subject to U.S. federal, state and local income taxes with respect to our allocable share of any taxable income or loss from WUP, as well as any standalone income or loss Wheels Up generates. WUP is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal and most applicable state and local income tax purposes and generally does not pay income taxes in most jurisdictions. Instead, any taxable income or loss generated by WUP is passed through to and included in the taxable income or loss of its members, including Wheels Up.
As a result of the Air Partner acquisition, we now conduct business in various foreign jurisdictions and are subject to tax in those foreign jurisdictions. We currently expect the undistributed earnings of our foreign subsidiaries to be indefinitely reinvested. Accordingly, the Company has not provided for the tax effect, if any, of limited outside basis differences of its foreign subsidiaries. The determination of the future tax consequences of the remittance of these earnings is not practicable.
We recorded income tax expense of $0.2 million and $0.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, and $0 for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. The effective tax rate was (0.2)% and (0.2)% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, and 0% for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. Our effective tax rate for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, differs from the federal statutory rate of 21% primarily due to a full valuation allowance against the majority of our net deferred tax assets where it is more likely than not that the deferred tax assets will not be realized. For the periods prior to the Business Combination, there is no income tax expense recorded because WUP is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal tax purposes and is not subject to U.S. federal and most applicable state and local income taxes.
We evaluate the realizability of our deferred tax assets on a quarterly basis and establish valuation allowances when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of the deferred tax assets may not be realized. In making such a determination, we consider all available positive and negative evidence, including future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences, projected future taxable income, and tax-planning strategies. As of September 30, 2022, we concluded, based on the weight of all available positive and negative evidence, that it is more likely than not that the U.S. deferred tax assets will not be realized. Accordingly, a full valuation allowance has been established on the majority of our net deferred tax assets in the U.S.
Additionally, the Company is subject to the income tax effects associated with the Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (“GILTI”) provisions and treats the tax effects of GILTI as a current period expense in the period incurred.
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The entire disclosure for income taxes. Disclosures may include net deferred tax liability or asset recognized in an enterprise's statement of financial position, net change during the year in the total valuation allowance, approximate tax effect of each type of temporary difference and carryforward that gives rise to a significant portion of deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets, utilization of a tax carryback, and tax uncertainties information.
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