Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Income taxes

Income taxes
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Income taxes [Abstract]  
Income taxes

Note 4. Income taxes

Alico's effective tax rate was 39.0% and 38.1% for the six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The Company applies a "more likely than not" threshold to the recognition and non-recognition of tax positions. A change in judgment related to prior years' tax positions is recognized in the quarter of such change. The Company had no reserve for uncertain tax positions at March 31, 2013 and September 30, 2012. The Company recognizes interest and/or penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense and in income taxes payable.


On May 16, 2012, the Company reached a settlement with the IRS related to its examination of the returns of Alico, Agri-Insurance, Ltd., (a former subsidiary of the Company) and Alico-Agri for the tax years 2005 through 2007. As a result of the settlement, the Company paid Federal taxes of $613,000 and interest of $225,000. On October 9, 2012, the Company paid the State of Florida $318,000 for taxes and $5,000 for interest as a result of the IRS settlement. The Company accrued $149,000 at September 30, 2012, for additional state interest and penalties. The actual amount paid was $135,000 for state interest. No amount was due for state penalties and the remaining accrual was reversed during the second quarter of fiscal year 2013.