Tax Receivable Agreement Liability
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Tax Receivable Agreement Liability|
|Tax Receivable Agreement Liability||
5.Tax Receivable Agreement Liability
Our tax receivable agreement (“TRA”) with the legacy owners of Solaris LLC units (each such person, a “TRA Holder,” and together, the “TRA Holders”) generally provides for the payment by us to each TRA Holder of 85% of the net cash savings, if any, in U.S. federal, state and local income tax and franchise tax that we actually realize or, are deemed to realize in certain circumstances, in periods after the IPO as a result of certain increases in tax basis that occur as a result of our acquisition or Solaris LLC’s redemption, respectively, of all or a portion of such TRA Holder’s Solaris LLC units in connection with the IPO or pursuant to the exercise of a redemption right or call right. We retain the remaining 15% of these cash savings. The future benefit of these cash savings is included, alongside other tax attributes, in our total deferred tax asset balance at March 31, 2022.
The TRA liability totaled $77.1 million at March 31, 2022. The liability increased $1.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2022 due to the redemption of Class B shares to Class A shares. See Note 9. Stockholders’/Members’ Equity.
As of December 31, 2021, we estimated that if all the remaining Solaris LLC units were redeemed for shares of Class A common stock, the TRA liability would be approximately $221.8 million. If we experience a change of control (as defined under the TRA, which includes certain mergers, asset sales and other forms of business combinations and change of control events) or the TRA terminates early (at our election or as a result of our breach), we could be required to make an immediate lump-sum payment under the terms of the TRA. As of December 31, 2021, we estimated the liability associated with this lump-sum payment (or “early termination payment”) would be approximately $193.4 million, discounted. These amounts can be significantly impacted by the closing price of our Class A shares on the applicable redemption date. We currently do not anticipate experiencing a change of control or an early termination of the TRA.