|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
During the periods presented herein prior to the Merger, the Company reported income taxes on the consolidated income tax returns of Landsea Holdings since it was a wholly owned subsidiary of Landsea Holdings. The income tax provision and related balances in these consolidated financial statements have been calculated as if the Company filed a separate tax return and was operating as a separate business from Landsea Holdings. Therefore, cash tax payments and items of current and deferred taxes during that period may not be reflective of the Company’s actual tax balances.
The effective tax rate of the Company was 21.6% and 18.1% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 with a tax rate of 23.8% and 25.4% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. The difference between the statutory tax rate and the effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 is primarily related to state income taxes net of federal income tax benefits, estimated deduction limitations for executive compensation, warrant fair market value adjustments, the gain on forgiveness of the PPP loan, and tax credits for energy efficient homes. The difference between the statutory tax rate and the effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 is primarily related to state income taxes net of federal income tax benefits and tax credits for energy efficient homes.
The accounting for deferred taxes is based upon estimates of future results. Differences between the anticipated and actual outcomes of these future results could have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated results of operations or financial position. Also, changes in existing federal and state tax laws and tax rates could affect future tax results and the valuation of the Company’s deferred tax assets.