|IQIYI, INC. filed this Form 424B4 on 03/29/2018|
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015, 2016 AND 2017continued
(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (RMB) and U.S. dollars (US$),
except for number of shares (or ADS) and per share (or ADS) data)
not be realized in future periods. Realization of the net deferred tax assets is dependent on factors including future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences and adequate future taxable income, exclusive of reversing deductible temporary differences and tax loss or credit carry forwards. The Group evaluates the potential realization of deferred tax assets on an entity-by-entity basis. As of December 31, 2016 and 2017, valuation allowances were provided against deferred tax assets in entities where it was determined it was more likely than not that the benefits of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.
As of December 31, 2016 and 2017, the Group had net operating losses of RMB3,941,666 and RMB3,191,546 (US$490,532) deriving from entities in the PRC per income tax returns filed, which can be carried forward to offset future taxable income. The net operating losses will expire between 2018 and 2022 if not utilized.
The Group did not record any dividend withholding tax, as there were no taxable outside basis differences noted as of the end of the periods presented.
The Group evaluated its income tax uncertainty under ASC 740. ASC 740 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes by prescribing the recognition threshold a tax position is required to meet before being recognized in the financial statements. The Group elects to classify interest and penalties related to an uncertain tax position, if and when required, as part of income tax expense in the consolidated statements of comprehensive loss. As of December 31, 2016 and 2017 and for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2016 and 2017, there was no significant impact from tax uncertainties on the Groups financial position and result of operations. The Group did not record any interest and penalties related to an uncertain tax position for each of the years ended December 31, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Group does not expect the amount of unrecognized tax benefits would increase significantly in the next 12 months. In general, the PRC tax authorities have up to five years to conduct examinations of the tax filings of the Groups PRC subsidiaries. Accordingly, the PRC subsidiaries tax filings from 2013 through 2017 remain open to examination by the respective tax authorities. The Group may also be subject to the examinations of the tax filings in other jurisdictions, which are not material to the consolidated financial statements.
Full-time employees of the Companys subsidiaries and its VIEs in the PRC participate in a government mandated defined contribution plan pursuant to which certain pension benefits, medical care, unemployment insurance, employee housing fund and other welfare benefits are provided to employees. Chinese labor regulations require that the subsidiaries, VIEs and VIEs subsidiaries of the Company make contributions to the government for these benefits based on certain percentages of the employees salaries. The Group has no legal obligation for the benefits beyond the contributions made. The total amount for such employee benefits which are expensed as incurred were RMB159,186, RMB251,536 and RMB371,622 (US$57,117) for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Operating lease commitments
The Group leases facilities in the PRC under non-cancelable operating leases expiring on different dates. Payments under operating leases are expensed on a straight-line basis over the periods of the respective leases.