|6 Months Ended|
Aug. 03, 2019
8. Income Taxes
Our effective income tax rate increased to 19.4% for the second quarter of 2019 from 16.7% for the second quarter of 2018 primarily due to the release of $3.1 million of state valuation allowances in the second quarter of 2018.
Our effective income tax rate increased to 23.6% for the first six months of 2019 from 18.4% for the first six months of 2018 primarily due to an increase in the discrete tax expense related to the net excess shortfalls from share-based awards vesting in the first six months of 2019.
Additionally, we are currently undergoing several tax audits; however, we currently do not believe these audits will result in any material charge to tax expense in the future.
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.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef