Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Provision for Income Tax

Provision for Income Tax
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Provision for Income Tax
NOTE 17 – Provision for Income Tax
Archaea Energy Inc. is organized as a Subchapter C corporation and, as of March 31, 2022, is a 67.1% owner of LFG Acquisition Holdings LLC. LFG Acquisition Holdings LLC is organized as a limited liability company and treated as a partnership for U.S. federal and most applicable state and local income tax purposes and, as such, is generally not subject to any U.S. federal entity-level income taxes with the exception of two subsidiary Subchapter C corporations.
The Company recognized federal and state income tax expense of $0 million and $0 million during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The Company did not record a tax provision for the three months ended March 31, 2021 primarily due to Archaea Energy LLC's status as a pass-through entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
The effective tax rates were 0% for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021. The difference between the Company’s effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2022, and the U.S. statutory tax rate of 21% was primarily due to a full valuation allowance recorded on the Company’s net U.S. and State deferred tax assets, income (loss) from pass-through entities not attributable to Class A Common Stock, and state and local taxes. The Company evaluates the realizability of the deferred tax assets on a quarterly basis and establishes a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of a deferred tax asset may not be realized.
As of March 31, 2022, the Company determined it is not more likely than not the Company’s net deferred tax assets will be realized due to significant negative evidence such as cumulative losses and continues to maintain a full valuation allowance. There are no unrecognized tax benefits recorded as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.