This excerpt taken from the OUTD 10-K filed Mar 30, 2007.
We account for income taxes pursuant to the asset and liability method which requires deferred income tax assets and liabilities to be computed for temporary differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the temporary differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established when necessary to reduce deferred tax assets to the amounts expected to be realized. The income tax provision is the tax payable or refundable for the period plus or minus the change during the period in deferred tax assets and liabilities. Tax benefits arising from the exercise of stock options and the issuance of common shares to pay deferred compensation are recorded as additional paid-in capital in the period the benefits are earned or realized.
With our adoption of SFAS 123R on January 1, 2006, we present, on a prospective basis, the tax benefits from exercise of stock options in excess of recognized expense as a cash flow from financing activities in the accompanying 2006 consolidated statement of cash flows rather than as a cash flow from operating activities, as was prescribed under accounting rules applicable through December 31, 2005. This requirement reduces the amount reflected as net cash provided by operating activities and increases net cash provided by financing activities. Total cash flows remained unchanged from that which would have been reported under prior accounting rules. We recognize such benefits only if they have been realized which we determine by following the tax law method, which provides that current deductions are recognized before realizing the benefits of our net operating loss carry forwards. For the year ended December 31, 2005, tax benefit from the exercise of stock options in excess of recognized expense of $876 has been included in cash flows from operating activities.