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Note 17 - Related Party Transaction

Note 17 - Related Party Transaction
3 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2021
Notes to Financial Statements  
Related Party Transactions Disclosure [Text Block]

Note 17. Related Party Transaction


During fiscal years 2016 and 2017, the Company paid federal income taxes totaling $4.3 million (at a federal income tax rate of 34%). As the Company generated NOL carryforwards during fiscal 2018 and 2019, the CARES Act allowed the Company to carry back those NOL's to the fiscal 2016 and 2017 tax returns. During fiscal 2020, the Company carried back all NOL's that were generated in fiscal year 2018 to the 2016 and part of the 2017 tax returns and also carried back a portion of the NOL's accumulated during fiscal 2019 to the remaining income from the 2017 tax return.  On March 31, 2020, the Company received a demand letter alleging that the Company is required to remit to the Predecessor's shareholders certain tax refunds from carrying back certain NOL's made available as a result of the passage of the CARES Act.  In October 2020, the Company reached a settlement with the Predecessor’s shareholders, resulting in the Company agreeing to pay $2.0 million of the $4.3 million in refunds to the Predecessor’s shareholders. This $2.0 million charge was recorded in the fiscal 2020 fourth quarter in general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.  The corresponding due to related party was recorded to accrued expenses and other current liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets and was to be settled as the income tax refunds from the IRS are received.  The majority of this liability was paid in the fiscal 2021 first quarter and the remaining due to related party of $0.5 million as of January 31,2021 is included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and is expected to be settled when the remaining income tax refunds from the IRS are received.