|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
The Company recognized an income tax provision from continuing operations for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2017 of $30.0 million and $99.1 million, respectively, and included a net tax benefit of $0.8 million and $9.1 respectively, primarily associated with the net excess tax benefits related to share-based compensation which was recognized as an income tax benefit in accordance with recent changes in accounting guidance as discussed in Note 1 – Significant Accounting Policies. The Company recognized an income tax provision from continuing operations for the three months and nine months ended October 1, 2016 of $32.8 million and $109.1 million, respectively, which included net tax benefits of $3.2 million and $3.3 million, respectively, mainly associated with the reassessment of tax reserves and favorable valuation allowance adjustments. The effective tax rate from continuing operations, which is calculated as the income tax provision as a percentage of pre-tax income, for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 27.5 percent and 27.3 percent, respectively. The effective tax rate from continuing operations for the three months and nine months ended October 1, 2016 was 27.8 percent and 29.8 percent, respectively.
No deferred income taxes have been provided as of September 30, 2017, December 31, 2016 or October 1, 2016 on the applicable undistributed earnings of the non-U.S. subsidiaries where the indefinite reinvestment assertion has been applied. If at some future date these earnings cease to be indefinitely reinvested and are repatriated, the Company may be subject to additional U.S. income taxes and foreign withholding and other taxes on such amounts. The Company continues to provide deferred taxes, as required, on the undistributed net earnings of foreign subsidiaries and unconsolidated affiliates that are not deemed to be indefinitely reinvested in operations outside the United States.
As of September 30, 2017, December 31, 2016 and October 1, 2016, the Company had $2.3 million, $3.5 million and $3.8 million of gross unrecognized tax benefits, including interest, respectively. The Company believes it is reasonably possible that the total amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits as of September 30, 2017 could decrease by approximately $0.7 million in the next 12 months due to settlements with taxing authorities or lapses in the applicable statute of limitations. Due to the various jurisdictions in which the Company files tax returns and the uncertainty regarding the timing of the settlement of tax audits, it is possible that there could be significant changes in the amount of unrecognized tax benefits in 2017, but the amount cannot be estimated.
The Company is regularly audited by federal, state and foreign tax authorities. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has completed its field examination and has issued its Revenue Agents Report through the 2012 tax year and all open issues have been resolved. The Company is currently open to tax examinations by the IRS for the 2014 through 2016 tax years. The 2014 tax year is currently under examination and the Company has been notified by the IRS that it will also be examining the 2015 tax year. Primarily as a result of filing amended returns, which were generated by the closing of federal income tax audits, the Company is still open to state and local tax audits in major tax jurisdictions dating back to the 2012 taxable year. The Company is no longer subject to income tax examinations by any major foreign tax jurisdiction for years prior to 2013.
The entire disclosure for income taxes. Disclosures may include net deferred tax liability or asset recognized in an enterprise's statement of financial position, net change during the year in the total valuation allowance, approximate tax effect of each type of temporary difference and carryforward that gives rise to a significant portion of deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets, utilization of a tax carryback, and tax uncertainties information.
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