Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

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Income Taxes
9 Months Ended
Oct. 28, 2017
Income Taxes  
Income Taxes

8.  Income Taxes

 

Our effective income tax rate increased to 32.8% for the third quarter of 2017 from 24.1% for the third quarter of 2016 primarily due to higher U.S. income as compared to income earned in foreign jurisdictions this year compared to last year.

 

Our effective income tax rate increased to 34.2% for the first nine months of 2017 from 27.3% for the first nine months of 2016 primarily due to higher U.S. income as compared to income earned in foreign jurisdictions this year compared to last year.  In addition, the effective income tax rate for the first nine months of 2017 was impacted by $2.2 million of tax deficiencies related to the vesting of stock-based awards resulting from the adoption of new accounting guidance related to stock-based compensation.  See Note 11 for additional information.

 

Additionally, we are currently undergoing several federal, foreign and state audits; however, we currently do not believe these audits will result in any material charge to tax expense in the future.