(A Component OF Taconic Technology Corp.)
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS--(Continued)
In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, management considers
whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax
assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is
dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in
which those temporary differences become deductible. Management considers the
scheduled reversal of deferred tax liabilities, projected future taxable
income, and tax planning strategies in making this assessment. Based upon the
level of historical taxable income and projections for future taxable income
over the periods which the deferred tax assets are deductible, management
believes it is more likely than not the benefits of these deductible
differences will be realized.
(6) Retirement Plans
Prior to 1996, all employees of Taconic Technology Corp. were included in
Taconic Telephone Corp.'s defined benefit and defined contribution retirement
plans. Effective January 1, 1996, the defined benefit plan was frozen and
during 1997 was amended to cease benefit accruals for all participants. The
amendment increased benefits to the level of fair value of plan assets at
December 31, 1997, $5,452,047.
Effective January 1, 1996, all full time employees of Taconic Technology
Corp. with at least one year of service became eligible to receive an employer
contribution of 5% of gross wages under Taconic Telephone Corp.'s defined
contribution plan. In addition, the plan calls for an employer match of
employee contributions not to exceed 3% of gross wages. Taconic CATV's expense
relative to this plan for the years ended December 31, 1997 and 1998 was $5,686
and $5,227, respectively.
(7) Receivable From/Payable to Related Entities
Receivable from/payable to related entities represents amounts due from/to
other components of Taconic Technology Corp. and amounts due from/to Taconic
Telephone Corp. (parent of Taconic Technology Corp.) for working capital funds
and services provided.
(8) Disclosure About the Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Cash, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses--the
carrying amount approximates fair value.
Bank Debt--the carrying value of the bank debt approximates fair value.